Record £170m Euromillions jackpot paid out to UK ticket-holder

The ticket-holder scooped 170,221,000
The ticket-holder scooped 170,221,000
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A ticket-holder from the UK who claimed the biggest ever EuroMillions jackpot has been paid their record-breaking winnings.

Lottery operator Camelot has confirmed the £170 million prize has now been verified and the money paid, nearly three weeks after the draw on October 8.

The winning ticket-holder has chosen to remain anonymous, meaning no details about where he or she was from, their age or their occupation will be revealed.

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Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at The National Lottery, said: "What an amazing win - the biggest ever on The National Lottery.

"The team will now support and help guide the ticket-holder as they begin their adventure with this life-changing win."

The ticket-holder scooped £170,221,000 after matching all five main numbers - 07, 10, 15, 44 and 49 - and the two lucky stars - 03, 12 - following the longest-ever series of rollovers.

The previous biggest UK winners were Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland, who won £161 million in July 2011.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012.

It has been a particularly successful year for Britons in the EuroMillions this year, with several jackpots claimed.

In the New Year's Day draw, Patrick and Frances Connolly, from Northern Ireland, won the £114.9 million EuroMillions jackpot.

Ade Goodchild landed a £71 million prize in March, while another anonymous ticket-holder bagged £35.2 million in April.