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EuroMillions ticket-holder wins record 84m in Uk

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Tickets for EuroMillions are sold in several European countries

A ticket holder has won £84.4m in the EuroMillions draw, smashing the record for the largest jackpot won in the UK.

The lucky winner has not come forward so far but Camelot, which runs the draw, said the record sum could be paid out by the bank as early as Monday.

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

Nigel Page and Justine Laycock won £56m on EuroMillions in February, which was then the UK record.

The self-confessed "white van man" and his estate agent partner, from Gloucestershire, celebrated with a bacon roll before announcing plans to give up work.

TOP FIVE OTHER BIG WINNERS
2010 - Nigel Page and partner Justine Laycock of Gloucestershire:£56m share of £113m EuroMillions win
2009 - Les and Sam Scadding of south Wales, and a call centre syndicate Liverpool: Shared £91m
2010 - In March a ticket-holder won £39.7 on EuroMillions but chose anonymity
2007 - Glaswegian Angela Kelly: claimed more than £35 million after Lottery officials appealed for winner to come forward
2007 - Another anonymous win of £26.5 million

They shared the total jackpot of £112m with another ticket, bought in Spain.

Of the latest draw, a spokesman for Camelot, said: "This is absolutely fantastic news - and the biggest ever lottery win in the UK.

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

"The winner can then decide whether or not to go public and share their news."

Unlike the National Lottery, for which tickets are sold only in the UK, the EuroMillions lottery is played across Europe.

Tickets can be bought in countries including France, the Irish Republic, Portugal and Spain.



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