UK ticket-holder stakes claim for biggest ever £195m jackpot in EuroMillions draw | UK News
A UK ticket-holder has staked a claim for the biggest ever £195m jackpot after Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw, Camelot said.
The £195,707,000 jackpot reached its cap after no one scooped the top prize in Friday night’s draw.
The claim will undergo a series of checks to ensure its validity before the windfall is paid.
Camelot said no information will be released on whether the claimant is an individual or a syndicate winner, or where the ticket was purchased unless the ticket-holder decides to go public.
Andy Carter, Camelot’s senior winners’ adviser at the National Lottery, said: “This is absolutely incredible news.”
The winning numbers were 06, 23, 37, 40, 41 and the Lucky Stars were 02 and 12.
Only 15 people in the UK have ever won more than £100m, putting the latest winners in elite company.
What can you buy for £195.7m?
Unsurprisingly, £195.7m goes a long way.
Despite a sharp rise in property prices this year, the winnings will still net a respectable 696 houses, based on the latest average.
Or how about a private jet?
This one lucky winner will be able to take three friends flying in style – all in separate aircraft with four Gulfstream G550 planes.
The massive sum would also buy 23 Pisces-VI Submarines, Southampton Football Club or a townhouse in London’s Mayfair, complete with a steam room and plunge pool, cinema room and fully-equipped chef’s kitchen.
It also means they would be richer than Adele (worth £150m).
Tuesday’s lucky ticketholder will also surpass previous record-winners Joe and Jess Thwaite, a couple from Gloucester, who revealed their identities after winning £184m on the EuroMillions back in May.