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UK Player Wins £169m EuroMillions Jackpot After Matching All Winning Numbers

UK Player Wins £169m EuroMillions Jackpot After Matching All Winning Numbers

A Lotto ticket that won €2.5M in Friday's EuroMillions was sold at Supervalu in Donabate. They are now the UK's biggest ever victor.

This meant for the first time in the history of the game, the jackpot was guaranteed to be won or shared at lower prize tiers, at which there is a victor.

"The UK has now had 79 jackpot winners since EuroMillions launched in 2004, and the latest success is one of the largest in the country's history".

It with a possibility of multiple millionaires across the entire EuroMillions community.

The current record holders are Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland, who won £161 million in 2011.

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In total, over 203,000 players in Ireland won prizes.

National Lottery operator Camelot said there have been four United Kingdom jackpot winners in 2019, who between them won £350 million.

This makes the lucky victor one of the biggest EuroMillions winners of all time.

The player in the United Kingdom matched all five main numbers - 07, 10, 15, 44, 49 - and the two lucky stars - 03, 12 - in Tuesday's draw. The lucky stars were 3 and 12.

If no one had won the jackpot by matching five numbers plus two Lucky Stars, the entire jackpot would have rolled down to the next highest tier, most likely where five numbers and one Lucky star are matched.