The player matched all five main numbers – 07, 10, 15, 44, 49 – and the two lucky stars – 03, 12 – in Tuesday’s draw following the longest-ever series of rollovers.
Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: “One incredibly lucky ticket-holder has scooped tonight’s enormous £170 million EuroMillions jackpot. They are now the UK’s biggest ever winner.
“Players all across the country are urged to check their tickets as soon as possible. It’s been a fantastic year for UK EuroMillions players, with an amazing five jackpot wins.”
A £123 million winner in June has never revealed their identity and Camelot, which runs the National Lottery and EuroMillions, would not say whether last night’s was an individual winner or a syndicate, PA Media reports.
If the winner is an individual, they are now richer than Adele (£147.5m), Ed Sheeran (£94m) and Daniel Radcliffe (£87m).
And what could you do with all that money? Well, here are some ideas:
- 472 of the latest Rolls Royce Phantom VIIIs, a car with a starting price of £360,000.
- 41,544 annual season rail tickets from Brighton to London terminals, which cost £4,092 from October.
- 147,954 iPhone 11 ProMaxes. The Apple handset costs £1,149
- 850 tickets to space with Virgin Galactic. Sir Richard Branson’s company plans to charge almost £200,000 for the trip.
- 2,867 nights in the Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. The most expensive suite in the world costs 75,000 US dollars (£59,279.47) per night.
- Pay Alexis Sanchez’s contract with Manchester United – though he is currently on loan to Inter Milan – for more than ten years. The deal was worth £315,000 a week when he signed in 2018.
- 680 dresses worn by Kate Middleton at her wedding in 2011. The outfit, by Sarah Burton, set the soon-to-be duchess back £250,000
- Pay the starting salary for at least 8,512 police constables in England for £19,971 each.
The previous holder of the biggest jackpot, who chose to remain anonymous, scooped a £123 million jackpot in June of this year.
Carter added: “As always, the team are on hand to support and help guide the new winner as they start their adventure with their life-changing win.
“Every EuroMillions ticket sold helps contribute to the more than £30 million raised every week for good causes by The National Lottery – funding everything from local community projects to supporting the nation’s athletes.”
The previous biggest UK winners were Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland, who won £161 million in July 2011.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012.
It has been a particularly successful year for Britons in the EuroMillions this year, with several jackpots claimed.
In the New Year’s Day draw, Patrick and Frances Connolly, from Northern Ireland, won the £114.9 million EuroMillions jackpot.
Ade Goodchild landed a £71 million prize in March, while another anonymous ticket-holder bagged £35.2 million in April.
Meanwhile, another Briton won £1 million in the Millionaire Maker Selection game on Tuesday.
The Thunderball numbers were 13, 11, 26, 12, 29 and the Thunderball itself was 10, but no-one won the top prize of £500,000.