EuroMillions: One lucky UK ticket wins BIGGEST ever £195million mega-jackpot
The win, worth a whopping £195 million, beats the previous record held by Joe and Jess Thwaite from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, who took home the prize of £184,262,899 in May this year.
One ticker matched the winning numbers06, 23, 27, 40, 41 plus the Lucky Star numbers 02 and 12, to win exactly £195,707,000.00 – making them the biggest jackpot winner of all time.
Camelot’s Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said: “What an amazing night for one UK ticket-holder who has scooped the biggest-ever EuroMillions jackpot of £195M!
"This winner has just become the biggest National Lottery winner of all time, the fourth lucky EuroMillions jackpot winner here this year and the 15th UK winner of over £100M.
"Players are urged to check their tickets and to give us a call if they think they are tonight’s record-breaking lucky winner."
One UK millionaire was created in the Millionaire Maker Selection with the code TKZR29187.
The holder will be able to buy 11 Boeing 747 jets, 23 Pisces-VI Submarines, Southampton Football Club or a townhouse in London’s Mayfair, complete with steam-room and plunge pool, cinema room and fully-equipped chef’s kitchen.
It also means they are richer than Adele (worth £150 million).
Only 15 UK players have ever won a jackpot of more than £100 million.
Mr Carter added: "Thanks to National Lottery players, more than £30M is generated every week for Good Causes across the country.
"This supports everything from local projects making a difference where you live, to our nations' athletes at the upcoming Commonwealth Games.”
The massive prize means the ticket holder has more cash than than pop heart-throb Harry Styles who is worth £100 million, Phil Collins who has banked £145 million and Ozzy and Sharon Osborne who have an estimated £150 million.
Tonight's win means the winner has more than Joe and Jess Thwaite from Cheltenham, who said in May they were "not sure anyone is really prepared for a win like this".
Jess said at the time the inspiration behind their win was her late father, who always played before he passed away.
She said: "My dad played the National Lottery all his life and constantly dreamed of winning.
"He'd always ask us what we'd do when we won, how we'd spend it, who we'd treat. It was a regular conversation and I feel like he was preparing us."
"The win gives us time to dream which we haven't had before.
"We’ve had one week to think about this and we now have time to share lots of experiences and go on adventures with our family and friends."
In October 2019 an anonymous player scooped £170million and Colin and Chris Weir won £161million in 2011.