EuroMillions: UK ticket holder claims £184m jackpot – BBC

By Joseph Lee
BBC News

A UK ticket holder has claimed the £184m EuroMillions prize, the country's biggest National Lottery jackpot.
Tuesday's winning numbers were 3, 25, 27, 28 and 29 – plus Lucky Star numbers 4 and 9.
Camelot, the firm behind the National Lottery, said a single ticket-holder had come forward to claim the "life-changing and record-breaking win".
It means 15 UK players have now won jackpots of more than £100m since EuroMillions launched in 2004.
"This is absolutely incredible news," said Camelot's Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at the National Lottery, adding: "We're ecstatic that we've now received a claim.
"Our focus now is on supporting the ticket holder through the process and helping them start to enjoy their truly life-changing and record-breaking win."
The claim will now go through a validation process to ensure terms and conditions are met and once the ticket has been validated the winner can choose whether or not to remain anonymous.
This is the second EuroMillions jackpot won in the UK this year, with the £109 million jackpot from the draw on 4 February claimed a few days later, when the winner chose not to go public.
Until Tuesday's result, the biggest lottery win in the UK was £170m in October 2019. The winner chose to remain anonymous.
Colin and Chris Weir, who won £161m in 2011, are the biggest winners to have gone public.
Mr Weir used his fortune to take over his favourite football club, Partick Thistle, with the intention of giving ownership to the fans.

£170mBritain's richest ever lottery winner stayed anonymous after their win in October 2019.
£161mColin and Chris Weir (pictured) from North Ayrshire, Scotland in 2011.
£148mAdrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, in 2012.
£123mAnonymous UK ticket-holder in June 2019.
£122mAnonymous UK ticket-holder in April 2021.
The couple, from North Ayrshire, announced they were divorcing in 2019 after 38 years of marriage, and months later Mr Weir died, aged 71.
The transferral of the ownership of Partick Thistle is currently in a state of flux, following a dispute between fans, the Thistle board and the company that currently holds Mr Weir's shares.
Frances Connolly, who – along with husband Patrick – won £115m in 2019, making them the lottery's eighth biggest winners, revealed last month she had given away more than half of her fortune.
The 55-year-old, from Hartlepool, said helping others "gives you a buzz", adding: "I'm addicted to it now."
However, even Tuesday's winnings are small change compared with the Powerball and Mega Millions lottery games held in the US, which offer huge sums in a league of their own – albeit not tax-free, as is the case with winnings in Europe.
Powerball holds the current world record for the largest lottery prize awarded.
In January 2016, the advertised jackpot stood at $1.586bn (£1.2bn), surpassing the $1bn threshold for the first time – the winnings were ultimately shared among three ticket holders.
The biggest individual win came two years later, with a single ticket holder from South Carolina pocketing a Mega Millions jackpot of $1.537bn – $878m (£709m) after tax.
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