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UK EuroMillions winner claims record 84m prize

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Tickets for EuroMillions are sold in several European countries

The winner of the UK's biggest lottery jackpot has come forward to claim their £84.4m prize, Camelot has said.

The ticket-holder won the jackpot in Friday's EuroMillions draw.

No details of the winner or where the ticket was bought have been released, and it is not yet known if the ticket belongs to an individual or syndicate.

The jackpot win smashed the previous record lottery prize of £56m won by Nigel Page and Justine Laycock in February, also in a EuroMillions draw.

The five winning numbers in Friday's draw were 1, 17, 31, 43 and 47, with the Lucky Star numbers 2 and 3.

Before the winner came forward, Camelot, which runs the draw, described the new UK record as "fantastic news".

A spokesman said: "Subject to a claim being received and validated, the prize could be paid out when the banks open on Monday."

It is up to the winner to decide whether or not to go public.

EuroMillions is played across Europe. Tickets can be bought in countries including France, the Irish Republic, Portugal and Spain.



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