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UK ticket holder wins £195 million Euromillions jackpot

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A UK ticket holder has won the biggest national lottery pot ever: a £195 million EuroMillions jackpot.

The buyer of the winning ticket has yet to come forward, and lottery operator Camelot has advised people to see if they’ve won.

The winning numbers were 06, 23, 27, 40, 41 – plus the Lucky Star numbers 02 and 12.

A ticket that matched all seven numbers to win £195,707,000 – a grand total that has been rolled over since June 17.

The owner can purchase 11 Boeing 747 jets, 23 Pisces VI submarines, Southampton Football Club or a townhouse in London’s Mayfair complete with steam room and plunge pool, cinema room and fully equipped chef’s kitchen.

It also means they are richer than Adele, who is worth £150million as Britain’s leading pop star.

Only 15 players have ever won a jackpot of more than £100 million.

Camelot’s Andy Carter, Senior Winners Adviser at The National Lottery, said: “What an amazing night for a UK ticket holder to hit the biggest EuroMillions jackpot ever of £195m.

“This winner has just become the biggest national lottery winner of all time, the fourth lucky EuroMillions jackpot winner here this year and the 15th UK winner of over £100m.

“Players are urged to check their tickets and call us if they think they are tonight’s record-breaking lucky winner.”

The previous Euromillions record holders in the UK were Gloucestershire’s Joe and Jess Thwaite, who won £184m in May.

North Ayrshire’s Colin and Chris Weir won £161million in 2011 and Adrian and Gillian Bayford earned just over £148million in 2012.

The former winners are known for making lavish purchases – the Bayfords bought a Grade I listed estate in Cambridgeshire – but they often give away large amounts of their fortuitous wealth.

Hartlepool’s Frances Connolly, who won £115million with husband Patrick in 2019, set up two charitable foundations and estimates she has already donated £60million to charities and friends and family.

Additional reporting from the Press Association.

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