Lucky Winner – UK-based player scoops £41mn lottery prize


UK-based player scoops £41mn lottery prize

By Staff Reporter
AFP European Edition

Jan 21, 2012 09:52 EST

A UK-based ticket-holder won nearly £41 million in Friday night’s EuroMillions lottery draw, operator Camelot has revealed.

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The winner has not yet come forward to claim the rollover jackpot of £40,627,241.

The winning EuroMillions numbers in the draw were 2, 10, 22, 27 and 28, and the winning Lucky Star numbers were 6 and 8.

The total represents the seventh biggest ever UK lottery win. The record is held by Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in Scotland, who won £161 million on EuroMillions last July.

The scoop is the latest in a string of jackpots in the transnational lottery for players based in the UK.

Three months after the record win by the Weirs, a jackpot of £101 million was claimed by Cambridgeshire couple Dave and Angela Dawes.

The previous British jackpot record holder, who chose to remain anonymous, won £113 million in October 2010.

The EuroMillions lottery, launched in 2004, is now played by nine countries across western Europe: Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

Source: AFP European Edition

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