Page last updated at 21:23 GMT, Sunday, 14 February 2010

Gloucestershire couple are 56m EuroMillions winners

EuroMillions logo
The EuroMillions game is played by people across nine countries

A couple from Gloucestershire have been confirmed as Britain's biggest lottery winners, scooping a jackpot of £56m in the EuroMillions game.

The pair, from near Cirencester, will appear at a news conference in Bath on Monday, said National Lottery organiser Camelot.

The winners came forward to claim the prize on Saturday, it said.

A total jackpot of £112m had been on offer. The money was split with the other winning ticket, bought in Spain.

It is the fourth time in three months that a British winner has scooped more than £25m in the EuroMillions draw.

In November, Les Scadding, 53, and wife Samantha Peachey-Scadding, 38, from Caerleon, south Wales, won £45.5m.

A further £45.5m was won in the same draw by a syndicate of seven IT workers at Hewlett Packard in Liverpool.

Then in January, four family members from Dorking in Surrey won £26.1m.

The winning numbers on Friday were 1, 5, 18, 38, 45, and the Lucky Star numbers were 4 and 6.

Across Europe, the record EuroMillions win is £113m by a single ticket-holder from Spain in May last year.

EuroMillions is played in nine countries - the UK, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Irish Republic, Portugal and Switzerland.



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific