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One UK Ticket Wins Record Breaking Euromillions Jackpot

One UK Ticket Wins Record Breaking Euromillions Jackpot
Updated: Tuesday 6th September 2011

It's the news we can scarcely believe! One ticket in the United Kingdom scooped the record-breaking £161,653,000 Euromillions jackpot last night, making them almost as wealthy as the Beckhams, who are worth £165 million. The winning numbers were 17, 19, 38, 42, 45, with Lucky Stars 09, 10. It was a night of huge winnings all round as another 11 players matched five main numbers and one Lucky Star to scoop almost £1.8 million each.

This record-breaking prize catapults the winner to 430th place on the United Kingdom rich list, and makes them richer than Tom Jones and Ringo Starr.

A National Lottery Spokesman said

“This is amazing news. We are absolutely delighted that a UK ticket holder has scooped the entire jackpot.This is the biggest winner this country, and Europe, has ever seen. We've got the champagne on ice and look forward to welcoming the ticket-holder or holders into the National Lottery millionaires' club."

After such a huge win, a strict procedure must be followed, and the winner, or winners, will be assigned an adviser to talk about it, should they want to go public with the huge news.

To try and put it into perspective , the cash will earn a sensational £9,323 per day in interest , which adds up to £3,403,000 per year.

How does this news make you feel when you hear it? It makes this lottery journalist feel a bit sick to be honest! To know that somebody in my neighbourhood could be almost as rich as royalty…WOW.

Although, to be fair, I haven't switched my phone on. And when I do turn it on, I could have a voicemail from my parents, a pair of lottery nuts, telling me some rather incredible news...

Don't miss out on this Friday’s Euromillions draw, the jackpot of which has dropped back down to a mere £13 million.

Written by Diana Nubuck

Published: Wednesday 13th July 2011

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