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.