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Briton claims UK's biggest lottery win

Euro MillionsEuro Millions: Briton claims UK's biggest lottery win

Someone in Britain is a lot richer on Tuesday after claiming the country's biggest ever lottery win — 35,425,411.80 pounds (US$71 million).

The winner matched all five main numbers and both lucky star numbers, 23, 40, 42, 43, 49, plus 2 and 6, to claim the entire Euro Millions jackpot from the August 10 draw.

Camelot, which operates the British arm of the trans-European lottery, said the lucky ticket holder had now come forward and the prize had been paid out.

"It is the largest jackpot won by a British person," a spokesman said. Camelot said no further details would be given out unless the person agreed to publicity.

The amount dwarfs the previous biggest British EuroMillions win by Marion Richardson, from Gateshead, who netted 16.8 million in April 2004.

The largest jackpot the game produced was 126 million pounds, shared between two winners from France and one from Portugal in February last year.

The previous biggest-ever non-rollover lottery win in Britain went to Paul Maddison and Mark Gardiner in June 1995 when they scooped 22.5 million pounds on the Lotto game.

Reuters

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Posted: August 14, 2007, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

I hope the winner from Britain steps forward to take cash value. I hope the British winner doesn't have financial problems later in life.

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    Posted: August 14, 2007, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

    Camelot said no further details would be given out unless the person agreed to publicity.

    The Brits have sense when it comes to large amounts of money & other peoples privacy. 

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      Posted: August 14, 2007, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

      I hope the winner from Britain steps forward to take cash value. I hope the British winner doesn't have financial problems later in life.

      What are you talking about?  The only option they have is cash.  There is no "cash value".

      By the way, are you really going to say this for every single news story about a lottery winner? 

      How about just saying it once -- for all time -- like, "I hope every winner discussed in every news story posted on Lottery Post takes the cash option, and that they won't ever have financial problems later in life."

       

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        Posted: August 16, 2007, 10:02 am - IP Logged

        What are you talking about?  The only option they have is cash.  There is no "cash value".

        By the way, are you really going to say this for every single news story about a lottery winner? 

        How about just saying it once -- for all time -- like, "I hope every winner discussed in every news story posted on Lottery Post takes the cash option, and that they won't ever have financial problems later in life."

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