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Gloucestershire couple are 56m EuroMillions winners

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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.

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