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One lucky ticket holder has just become £184 million (AUD $278 million) richer after winning the EuroMillions lottery.
Bloomberg reports the person has officially become the biggest ever National Lottery winner to date and the 14th winner to earn more than £100 million.
The punter picked up a ticket from Friday’s draw, where they scored all winning numbers, which were 3, 25, 27, 28 and 29, including the Lucky Star numbers 4 and 9.
They have now dethroned the previous highest-earning lottery winner, who received £170 million in 2019 and is the second person to win the EuroMillions jackpot this year, after another ticket holder took home £109 million in February.
Senior winners’ adviser for the National Lottery Andy Carter said of the win: “What an amazing night for one UK ticket-holder who has scooped the incredible £184 million EuroMillions jackpot – they have become the UK’s biggest ever National Lottery winner.
“Players are urged to check their tickets and give us a call if they think they are tonight’s lucky winner.”
According to Sky News, this massive jackpot could be spent on buying 'four Caribbean islands, with a few million to spare, or the equivalent of 11 six-bedroom luxury properties in London's affluent Hyde Park'.
Andy Carter also added that the money earned by the National Lottery helps the business redistribute it to important causes affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said: “National Lottery players make a huge difference to National Lottery Good Causes across the country generating more than £30 million every week.
"Thanks to National Lottery players, over £1.2 billion has been distributed to date across the UK to help tackle the impact of coronavirus."
A previous winner of EuroMillions also revealed to Metro she had donated half of her £115 million fortune to charities in the past two years.
Frances Connolly from County Durham said that she gets a huge ‘buzz’ from helping people and having the ability to change lives with her earnings.
She also said: “It’s still weird, but I’ve never actually had to come to terms with all that money because we had it for such a short amount of time.”
Connolly added: “Money’s not going to make you sensible. Money liberates you to be the person that you want to be.
“If I had any advice for a winner, that’s what I’d say. Think about what type of person you are and what type of person you want to be.”
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