UK ticket-holder stakes claim for £71 million EuroMillions jackpot

A UK ticket-holder has staked a claim for yesterday’s £71 million EuroMillions jackpot.

The £71,057,439.00 prize would be the UK’s 15th-biggest win, according to National Lottery operator Camelot.

The win would be the 15th biggest in the UK (pic: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

The win would be the 15th biggest in the UK (pic: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

It has not yet been revealed where the winning ticket was bought, and Camelot said this information and details about whether the winner is an individual or a syndicate would only be announced if the ticket-holder goes public.

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Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at the National Lottery, said: "Wow, this year is turning out to be a lucky one for UK EuroMillions players.

"We've already seen Patrick and Frances Connolly from Northern Ireland bank £114.9 million from the draw on New Year's Day and we now have another multimillion-pound UK EuroMillions winner.

"This is the 15th-biggest winner this country has ever seen and we look forward to toasting their win."

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Friday's winning main EuroMillions numbers were 03, 15, 24, 42 and 46 and the winning EuroMillions Lucky Star numbers were 09 and 12.

There is now an estimated £14 million jackpot for Tuesday's draw.

UK players have been enjoying a lucky streak in recent months with Mr and Mrs Connolly, from Moira, Co Down, becoming the UK's fourth-biggest lottery winners on New Year's Day.

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Their win followed builder Andrew Clark, 51, from Boston, Lincolnshire, discovering in November he had won £76 million, six weeks after the draw.

In July 2011, Colin and Chris Weir, from Ayrshire, became the biggest lottery winners in the UK, and across Europe, when they scooped more than £161 million.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012. Last year one lucky ticket-holder, who chose to remain anonymous, banked a £121 million jackpot in April while another took home just over £77 million in February.