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Last Updated: Saturday, 11 August 2007, 13:54 GMT 14:54 UK
UK winner holding 35.4m ticket
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EuroMillions is played in nine European countries
One lucky person is sitting on a lottery ticket worth 35.4m after winning the EuroMillions draw.

Camelot, which operates the British arm of the European lottery, said it would be the biggest single payout in the UK's lottery history.

But the holder of the ticket, which was bought somewhere in the UK, has not come forward since Friday night's draw.

Camelot said the winner, who has 180 days to collect their prize, may not even be aware of their good fortune.

It's very exciting, someone out there is sitting on a fortune
Camelot spokesman

The lottery operators know the winning ticket was bought in the UK but will not give out information on where it was purchased until 25 days have passed.

Then, if the ticket holder has not collected their winnings, Camelot will release further information.

A spokesman said: "It is the largest jackpot won by a British person.

"It's not unusual for people to not check their tickets until the next day, so the person may not be aware yet.

"It's very exciting, someone out there is sitting on a fortune."

The numbers drawn on Friday 10 August are: 23, 40, 42, 43, 49. Lucky Star numbers are: 2 and 6.

In July 2005, mother-of-six Dolores McNamara, of Limerick, Ireland, won 77m, and in February 2006 three ticket holders won a share of 126m.

The UK's first EuroMillions jackpot winner was Marion Richardson from Gateshead who won 16.8m in April 2004.

She was topped, as single ticket winner, only by one unnamed player in the UK who scooped 17.8m.

EuroMillions is played in the UK, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, France, Luxembourg, Spain and Switzerland.


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