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UK player wins record Euro Millions lottery jackpot

Apr 12, 2004, 2:01 am

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The biggest ever EuroMillions jackpot has been won by a British ticketholder for the first time, Camelot said today.

Camelot said the unknown ticketholder won £16.7 million (US$30.6 million) in the continental-wide lottery.

Previous winning tickets have originated from France and Spain.

The ticket has landed the sixth richest prize in British lottery history, with the biggest jackpot being the £22.6 million won by Mark Gardiner and Paul Maddison, of Hastings, East Sussex, in June, 1995.

It costs £1.50 to play EuroMillions, which links the UKs National Lottery to equivalent games in France and Spain.

The draw is shown on Sky One at 9pm every Friday, with the overall chance of winning a prize being 1 in 24.

There is also a greater range of prizes than on other National Lottery draws.

To win the jackpot, players need to match five main numbers from 1 to 50 and 2 Lucky Star numbers from 1 to 9.

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