A British ticket holder in the EuroMillions lottery struck it lucky big-time on Friday to become Britain's biggest ever single lottery winner. The unidentified punter will be paid a stunning £84.4 million as early as Monday, a spokesman for the lottery operated in the UK, Camelot, told The Press Association.
"This is absolutely fantastic news - and the biggest ever lottery win in the UK," he said. "Subject to a claim being received and validated, the prize could be paid out when the banks open on Monday.
"The winner can then decide whether or not to go public and share their news."
The five winning numbers in Friday night's draw were 01, 17, 31, 43 and 47, with the Lucky Star numbers 02 and 03.
The record prize tops the £56 million jackpot paid out to Gloucestershire couple Nigel Page and Justine Laycock in February. They shared a £113 million EuroMillions jackpot with a winner from Spain.
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