UK ticket-holder is Britain’s biggest ever lottery winner after scooping £170m EuroMillions jackpot

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A UK ticket-holder has won £170m on the EuroMillions lottery. (Getty)

EuroMillions players across Britain have been urged to check their tickets this morning after one person scooped the £170m jackpot.

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 lottery’s longest ever series of rollovers - making them the UK’s biggest ever winner.

Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at the National Lottery, said: "One incredibly lucky ticket-holder has scooped tonight's enormous £170m 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.

National Lottery Euro Millions tickets, London. A ??167 million EuroMillions jackpot could make a single ticket holder the UK???s biggest ever lottery winner on Friday. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
Players across Britain have been urged to check their tickets as soon as possible. (AP)

"It's been a fantastic year for UK EuroMillions players, with an amazing five jackpot wins.

"In June, one lucky ticket-holder, who chose to remain anonymous, became one of the UK's biggest ever winners after scooping a £123 million jackpot.

"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.

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"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 £123m winner in June has never revealed their identity and Camelot, which runs the National Lottery and EuroMillions, would not say whether it was an individual winner or a syndicate.

The previous biggest UK winners were Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland, who won £161m in July 2011.

File photo dated 15/07/11 of Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in Ayrshire, celebrating after their life-changing �161 million EuroMillions lottery win. The couple have announced "with deep regret" that they are to divorce, almost eight years after their massive win.
Colin and Chris Weir, who won £161m in July 2011. (PA)

Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148m 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 £114.9m EuroMillions jackpot.

Ade Goodchild landed a £71m prize in March, while another anonymous ticket-holder bagged £35.2m in April.

Meanwhile, another Briton won £1m 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 £500k.

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