British ticketholder scoops record EuroMillions jackpot of £195MILLION – the biggest National Lottery win of ALL TIME, Camelot reveals
A ticket-holder scooped the biggest jackpot in EuroMillions’ 18-year history last night, winning a record £195million.
Lottery operator Camelot said one ticket matched all seven numbers and appealed for the winner to come forward and claim the staggering £195,707,000 prize.
The jackpot will leave the winner richer than singing superstar Adele who has a £150million fortune.
The winning numbers last night were 6, 23, 27, 40, 41 plus Lucky Stars 2 and 12.
A UK ticket-holder has scooped the record EuroMillions jackpot of £195 million, the biggest National Lottery win of all time, Camelot said
The ticket-holder broke the previous EuroMillions record of £184million collected by British couple Joe and Jess Thwaite in May.
The stunning £195.7million prize would pay for 696 houses, based on the latest UK average price, Premier League team Southampton Football Club or a mansion in London’s extremely sought-after area of Mayfair, complete with steam-room and plunge pool and cinema.
Camelot’s Andy Carter said: ‘What an amazing night for one UK ticket-holder who has scooped the biggest-ever EuroMillions jackpot of £195million.
‘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 £100million. Players are urged to check their tickets and to give us a call if they think they are tonight’s record-breaking lucky winner.’
After their win Mr Thwaite, 49, a communications sales engineer from Gloucester, and his wife, 44, who runs a hairdressing salon, said the first purchase they made was furniture.
Mrs Thwaite told ITV: ‘We bought bedroom furniture. We bought a chest of drawers and a wardrobe.’
She added: ‘I didn’t think it was real to be honest. I still don’t think that it’s real. The win gives us time to dream, which we haven’t had before.’ Of the previous British ticket-holders who won more than £100million most chose to remain anonymous.
But the huge fortunes can create pressure on relationships.
Colin and Chris Weir, from North Ayrshire, who won £161million in 2011, later divorced. He invested £2.5million of his winnings in his beloved Partick Thistle football club but died aged 71 two years ago.
In 2012, Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148million but separated after a year.