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UK Ticket-Holder Wins Estimated £101 million EuroMillions Jackpot

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EuroMillions jackpot reaches £100m

 

The massive haul of cash is the third largest lottery prize ever won in the UK, according to Camelot. 

It is not yet known if the jackpot has been won by a single ticket-holder or a syndicate.

A National Lottery spokeswoman said: "This is amazing news, we are absolutely delighted."

The biggest-ever EuroMillions prize was a £161 million jackpot won by Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs, Scotland, earlier this year.

The National Lottery spokeswoman added: "This is the third biggest winner this country has ever seen and follows hot on the heels of the Weirs who banked an incredible £161m in July.

"We've got the champagne on ice and look forward to welcoming the ticket-holder into the National Lottery millionaires' club."

An individual winner would become £1 million richer than rock'n'roll legend David Bowie, the 703rd richest person in the country, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2011.

They would move ahead of celebrity couples such as Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne (£95 million), and Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin (£48 million).

The winning numbers from last night's draw were 18, 26, 34, 38 and 42. The Lucky Star numbers were 8 and 5.

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Comment by Starr920 - October 8, 2011, 8:06 am
Congratulations to the winner(s). If I'm not mistaken, that's about $157,000,000 and it's all tax-free!! Very nice.

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