UK ticket scoops €185m EuroMillions jackpot

Wednesday 13 July 2011 18.59
EuroMillions - Biggest winner ever in UK history
EuroMillions - Biggest winner ever in UK history

A single ticket in the United Kingdom won a record-breaking €185m in last night's EuroMillions jackpot.

It is not yet known if the winning ticket, worth over £160m sterling, belonged to an individual or a syndicate, or what part of the UK the winner is from.

The winning numbers were 17, 19, 38, 42 and 45, and the Lucky Stars were 9 and 10.

A UK National Lottery spokesman said: ‘This is amazing news - we are absolutely delighted that a UK ticket-holder has scooped the entire €185m euro jackpot, which at the current exchange rate is a massive £161m.

Until yesterday's draw, the largest lottery winner in the UK was an anonymous player who claimed £113m in the EuroMillions in October last year.

If the ticket is held by a single player, it will catapult them into 430th place in this year's Sunday Times Rich List.

An Irish ticketholder won €2.4m after matching five numbers plus one lucky star.

The €6 Quick Pick ticket was bought in Dunnes Stores, Fortunestown Lane, Dublin 24, on the day of the draw.