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UK ticket holder wins £122,000,000 Euromillions jackpot

Camelot has urged players to check their tickets (Picture: PA)

A UK ticket holder has won £122 million in the Euromillions draw, making them the fifth-biggest ever National Lottery winner.

Players have been urged to check their tickets after Friday’s jackpot prize was scooped by someone who matched all five Euromillions numbers, as well as the two Lucky Star numbers.

The winning EuroMillions numbers were 04, 21, 34, 40, 47, and the Lucky Star numbers were 02 and 05.

The eye-watering £122,550,350.80 win will put them on the top 1,000 on the Sunday Times rich list 2020.

Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: ‘What brilliant news, one UK winner has scooped tonight’s massive £122 million EuroMillions jackpot.’

It comes after another UK ticket holder scored £39 million on New Year’s Day.

The biggest-ever UK win was £170 million in October 2019. The winner remains unidentified after choosing to stay anonymous.

Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, became the second-biggest ever winners after scoring £161 million in 2011.

Chris recalled they didn’t sleep a wink the night they won as the Camelot claims line had closed for the night by the time they’d checked their numbers.

The couple used their money to set up the Weir Charitable Trust and made a donation to a community football club in Largs.

They divorced in 2019, shortly before Colin passed away following a short illness.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012, becoming the third-highest UK winners.

The fourth-biggest UK winner – who scooped £123 million – remained anonymous.

The record for the highest amount ever won in the Euromillions was set in February 2021, where a Swiss player took home 210 million euros – the equivalent of almost £180 million.

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