Britain’s Biggest-Ever Lottery Prize £170m EuroMillions Jackpot Won by a UK Ticket Holder

One ticket-holder in the UK has won the £170m jackpot, the lucky ticket holder made history last night after matching all five winning numbers which were 7, 10, 15, 44 and 49, as well as both of the lucky stars – 3 and 12 and by winning the EuroMillions jackpot.

No winner had taken the top prize since July, with the £170m mega-jackpot rolling over for the previous five draws, after it reached its limit.

The Euromillions jackpot has rolled over 22 consecutive times since July 19, first reaching the maximum prize fund of £170m (€190m) on 24 September.

Under jackpot cap rules, the top prize can roll over four consecutive times once the cap has been reached, before it must be won in the fifth and final draw, which happened on Tuesday.

If no one had won the jackpot by matching five numbers plus two Lucky Stars, the entire jackpot would have rolled down to the next highest tier, most likely where five numbers and one Lucky star are matched.

It is the first time that a jackpot has gone the full five draws at its cap and only the second time that a Must Be Won draw has ever been held; the first was on November 17, 2006.

This win beats record holders for the biggest ever lottery win are Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland, who won £161million in 2011.

And whoever claims the huge prize can splash out on outrageously expensive items like a superyacht or private desert island.

With the enormous jackpot in their bank account the winner could fly into space and back with Virgin Galactic an incredible 850 times, and half of Newcastle United football club.

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