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UK ticket wins 39.7m in Lottery

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The EuroMillions game is played by people across nine countries

A UK ticketholder has scooped £39.7m in Friday's EuroMillions draw, the National Lottery has said.

The prize is the game's third highest for a UK ticket and comes a month after a Gloucestershire couple won £56m - Britain's biggest lottery prize.

National Lottery operator Camelot said, subject to validation, the money could be paid out when banks open on Monday.

The winning numbers were 8, 16, 18, 37, 43, and the Lucky Star numbers were 2 and 6.

'Magnificent seven'

In February, property maintenance man Nigel Page, 43, and Justine Laycock, 41, who live near Cirencester, won a record-breaking £56m in the EuroMillions draw.

Their jackpot surpassed the £91m paid out in November last year, which was shared between two UK tickets.

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

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

Dubbed the "Magnificent Seven", they each banked £6.5m.

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

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

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