A Euromillions ticket sold in the United Kingdom won £101 million on Friday with numbers 18, 26, 34, 38 and 42 and the Lucky Star numbers 5 and 8. It had reached the amount after a series of rollovers.
The details of the winner are not known immediately. This is the third largest lottery jackpot in UK history.
In July, Colin and Chris Weir from Ayrshire had won £161 million from a Euromillions ticket. In 2010, two unknown UK ticket-holders won £113 million and £84 million.
“This is the third biggest winner this country has ever seen… we’ve got the champagne on ice and look forward to welcoming the ticketholder into the National Lottery millionaires’ club,” said a National Lottery spokeswoman.
Euromillions tickets are sold in nine countries in Europe — the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria. Next jackpot will win £12 million.
Organiser Camelot said last year’s profit was distributed among others for good causes as follows:
- Health, Education, Environment, and charitable causes 50%
- Sports 16.67%
- Arts 16.67%
- Heritage 16.67%.