A UK ticket holder has won more than £171m with the EuroMillions jackpot – the third biggest ever National Lottery win, Camelot has said.
Tonight’s National Lottery EuroMillions winning numbers were: 14, 15, 22, 35, 48.
Lucky Stars were: 03, 08.
A British millionaire has been created with a winning code: HJML89118.
Only 16 people in the UK have won more than £100m, placing recent winners in an elite group.
Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winning adviser at The National Lottery, said: “What a fantastic night for a UK ticket holder who has won the mammoth £171 million EuroMillions jackpot.
“This winner has just become the third biggest ever National Lottery winner and the sixth UK EuroMillions jackpot winner this year alone.
“Players are encouraged to check their tickets and call us if they think they are tonight’s lucky winner.”
But they will not surpass two previous record holders – winners Joe and Jess Thwaite, a couple from Gloucester, who revealed their identities after winning £184m on the EuroMillions back in May.
Thwaite, who bought the ticket, said: “Generally my luck is pretty terrible, to be honest with you.”
Meanwhile, Britain’s biggest winner of £195m chose not to go public winner in July.
What can £171m buy you?
The winner is now richer than Adele (who is worth £150m) – and £171m will go surprisingly far.
They could buy 585 houses, based on the latest UK average. Or if luxury properties are more their thing, they can now buy three Mayfair townhouses – complete with gym and library – and still have money to spare.