The £170m Euromillions jackpot was won on Tuesday


The ticket-holder is yet to be named and it is unknown if it is a single person, a family or a syndicate. The wait will now begin for the player to claim the money. The winner’s enormous wealth is bigger that of singers Sir Tom Jones, Ed Sheeran and Adele, who are worth £165m, £160m and £150m respectively. It’s the UK’s biggest ever winner. EuroMillions is Europe’s biggest lottery.Tickets for Euromillions are sold in many countries: the UK, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Irish Republic, Portugal and Switzerland.


EuroMillions has been creating big winners since it was launched in 2004. The first draw was held in Paris. Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday night. A standard EuroMillions ticket costs €2.50, £2.50 or CHF 3.50 per line played. All prizes, including the jackpot, are tax-free (except in Switzerland, Spain and Portugal, since 2013). Tourists/ non-residents are eligible to participate in the EuroMillions lottery as long as they aged 18 or over. The UK had 79 jackpot winners since 2004.


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