One lucky Brit ticket holder wins £71million EuroMillions rollover jackpot

A BRIT ticket holder has bagged £71 million in the National Lottery EuroMillions.

The mystery winner will join fellow UK millionaires whose lives were changed overnight, including one pair who scooped £160million.

Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said, "One very lucky ticket-holder has scooped tonight’s massive £71M EuroMillions jackpot.

"The year got off to the luckiest of starts for UK EuroMillions players when Patrick and Frances Connolly from Northern Ireland scooped the entire £114.9M jackpot in the draw on New Year’s Day and, on 1 March, EuroMillions created 40 guaranteed UK millionaires in one special night.

"On average, around £30M is raised every week for projects across the UK, both big and small, including funding everything from local community projects to preserving the nation’s heritage.”

The first EuroMillions draw was held on February 7th 2004, by three organisations: France's Française des Jeux, Loterías y Apuestas del Estado in Spain and the Camelot in the UK.

In 2011, Colin and Chris Weir won an eye-watering £161,653,00, ranking them higher than Beatle Ringo Starr and Sir Tom Jones on the Sunday Times Rich List.

The couple, who worked as a Psychiatric nurse and TV cameraman and studio manager gave three million in donations to SNP since their win.

The odds of winning any EuroMillions prize are 1 in 13.


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