A claim has been staked for the record-breaking £195,707,000 jackpot won in last night’s EuroMillions draw, Camelot has said.
The prize is the biggest National Lottery win of all time.
The claim will undergo a series of checks to ensure its validity before the windfall is paid out.
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.
The winning EuroMillions numbers were 06, 23, 27, 40, 41 – plus the Lucky Star numbers 02 and 12.
One ticket matched all seven numbers to win £195,707,000 – making them the biggest jackpot winner of all time.
Andy Carter, Camelot’s senior winners’ adviser at the National Lottery, said the win was ‘absolutely incredible news.’
‘Last night saw history made with the biggest-ever National Lottery prize won by a UK player, and we’re ecstatic that we’ve received a claim,’ he said.
‘Our focus is now on supporting the ticket-holder through the process and helping them start to enjoy their truly life-changing and record-breaking win.’
If the claim is legitimate the ticket holder will become just the sixteenth UK player to ever win a jackpot of more than £100 million.
The bumper win means they will be able to buy 11 Boeing 747 jets, 23 Pisces-VI Submarines, Southampton Football Club or a townhouse in London’s Mayfair, complete with steam-room and plunge pool, cinema room and fully-equipped chef’s kitchen.
It also means they are richer than Adele who is worth £150 million.
The previous record-holders for the biggest UK win were Joe and Jess Thwaite from Gloucester, who won £184 million in May this year.
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