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UK ticket-holder claims £170m EuroMillions jackpot

UK ticket-holder claims £170m EuroMillions jackpot
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If the winner is an individual, they now have a fortune eclipsing those of singers Sir Tom Jones, Adele and Ed Sheeran

A UK ticket-holder has claimed a record £170m EuroMillions jackpot won on Tuesday, operator Camelot has said.

The identity of the ticket-holder, and whether they are an individual or a syndicate, will not be revealed unless they decide to go public.

If it is an individual, they would rank amongst the Sunday Times Rich List’s 1,000 wealthiest people living in the UK or with British business links.

The prize will be paid out at a “ticket validation appointment”.

Andy Carter, senior winners adviser at the National Lottery, said the team “look forward to helping the ticket-holder start to enjoy their new-found wealth”.

The £170,221,000.00 jackpot was won when the winning numbers picked were 7, 10, 15, 44 and 49, with 3 and 12 selected for the Lucky star numbers.

According to the Sunday Times Rich List’s 2019 rankings, the winner’s wealth eclipses that of singers Sir Tom Jones, Ed Sheeran and Adele, who are worth £165m, £160m and £150m respectively.

The lucky ticket-holder has also beaten the previous record set by Colin and Chris Weir who became Britain’s richest lottery winners when they claimed £161m in 2011.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50004518

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