Euromillions winner: UK ticket holder wins £169 million - but are you the winner?
The whopping £169 million jackpot has been won by a UK ticketholder according to Euromillions.com. The lucky winner is taking home a massive fortune after a run of several weeks on end where no one won the jackpot. But what were the numbers tonight and how can you check if you are the lucky winner of this life-changing sum of money?
Euromillions.com reports "A EuroMillions player in the UK has pocketed £169 million after matching all the winning numbers on Tuesday 8th October."Tonight's winning numbers were 07, 10, 15, 44 and 49 and the lucky stars were 03 and 12.Now the wait is on to find out who the lucky winner is.READ MORE: Euromillions £123million jackpot won by UK player in one of the biggest in history
The jackpot prize is the largest to ever have been won throughout the lottery's history.More than 5,500 millionaires and multimillionaires have been created since the launch of the National Lottery in 1994.The prize pot stands at more than £71 billion to date.The current record holders for the biggest ever lottery win are Colin and Chris Weir from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland, who won £161 million in 2011.
National Lottery operator Camelot have said there have been four UK jackpot winners in 2019, who between them won £350 million.In June, one anonymous ticket holder became the UK's third-biggest ever winner after scooping a £123 million jackpot.Another winning pair was Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk,who took home more than £148 million in August 2012.After today's win, Euromillions.com said in a statement: "There was only one ticket from all nine participating countries that matched the full winning line to snag the jackpot.
"It was quickly announced that the winning entry was sold in the UK, and the wait will now begin for the player to come forward and claim their money."They will also have to decide whether to go public or stay anonymous."The UK has now had 79 jackpot winners since EuroMillions launched in 2004, and the latest success is one of the largest in the country's history."At the same time, an Irish player in Dublin won €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus Draw according to Dublin Live.
To be a winner you must match the five main numbers and the two lucky stars to win the full jackpot.Tonight’s draw was announced at 8.45pm revealling that a Briton was the lucky winner of £169 million.You can check if you are a winner here.