single ticket has scooped the UK’s fifth most important-ever lottery jackpot following successful £122 million in the EuroMillions attract.
The lifechanging sum was received in Friday’s draw.
This marks the second time a United kingdom-purchased ticket has taken the EuroMillions top rated prize this 12 months, as another lucky ticket-holder gained the £39 million jackpot in the draw on New Year’s Day, Camelot reported.
The biggest prize ever gained by a British isles ticket-holder stands at £170,221,000 when their numbers arrived up in Oct 2019. The winner resolved to remain nameless.
A several months previously in June 2019, a further British isles participant, who also determined to continue being nameless, won £123,458,008 which places them fourth in Camelot’s winners prosperous listing – just above this week’s winner.
Colin Weir and wife Chris, from Largs in North Ayrshire claimed the second-best prize – £161 million – in July 2011.
The few established up the Weir Charitable Believe in and made a donation to a local community football club in Largs in advance of Mr Weir’s loss of life in 2019 right after a quick disease.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took house much more than £148 million in August 2012, although the sixth-maximum British isles winner – who secured £121 million – remained anonymous.
Patrick and Frances Connolly, of County Armagh, gained £114.9 million on New Year’s Working day in 2019 whilst the winner of £113,019,926 in Oct 2010 made a decision to keep out of the spotlight.
Neil Trotter, of Surrey, is now the UK’s ninth-optimum winner soon after scooping £107.9 million on the EuroMillions lottery in 2014.
He informed the BBC in 2019 that “I am living my dream”, but it experienced taken him a handful of years to get employed to the surge in his finances.
He acquired a significant home with a lake, with some land that needed a great deal of do the job, which he said gave him a thing to do. Mr Trotter reported he also assisted out some people today financially.
Completing the new prime 10 abundant list is Steve and Lenka Thomson from Selsey in West Sussex, who took household £105 million in November 2019.
Speaking following the draw, father-of-a few Mr Thomson mentioned he felt like he was possessing a heart attack when he realised he experienced the profitable figures on his Fortunate Dip ticket.
Mr Thomson reported the priority for himself and his wife would be acquiring a new household with a bed room each and every for their daughter and their two sons.
The winning EuroMillions figures in Friday’s attract were being 04, 21, 34, 40, 47, and the Fortunate Star numbers had been 02 and 05.