A British ticket-holder won last Friday’s EuroMillions jackpot worth €144,755,907 (£122,550,350) – scooping the fifth biggest ever lottery win in the UK. The lucky winner matched all seven winning numbers of the draw on April 2nd 2021: the five EuroMillions (04, 21, 34, 40 and 47) as well as the two Lucky Star numbers (02 and 05).
Camelot, the National Lottery’s operator, said that a ticket-holder has staked a claim for the prize, which will be paid out once it has been validated. Andy Carter, Camelot’s winners’ advisor said the winners have a “fortune which can make their dreams come true”. “What an Easter weekend for one lucky player,” he added. “We will now look to support the ticket-holder through the process and help them to start to enjoy their life changing-win.”
This is the second EuroMillions jackpot to go to the UK winner this year, after someone won the €44million (£39 million) jackpot in the draw on New Year’s Day. The year 2021 looks promising for the British EuroMillions fans. As a matter of fact, the UK has been one of the luckiest EuroMillions winners so far, being home to a number of 111 jackpot winners.
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The highest ever jackpot EuroMillions delivered dates from February 26th this year, when a Swiss player took home €210 million euros, but we can say that the UK is the luckiest EuroMillions countries, being home to some of the biggest EuroMillions jackpot winners:
- Britain’s richest ever lottery winner secured a jackpot of €190 million (£170 million) in October 2019. They chose to stay anonymous.
- The second highest prize – €185 million (£161 million) – went to Colin and Chris Weir, from North Ayrshire, Scotland, in 2011.
- The following year, Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, won €190 million (£148 million).
- The fourth highest UK EuroMillions winner, who also chose to remain anonymous, took home €138 million (£123 million) in 2019.