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National Lottery UK ticket holder claims £105m EuroMillions jackpot

Winner of Tuesday’s prize may be an individual or a syndicate and will be paid after validation

Camelot said a UK ticket holder has claimed a £105m EuroMillions jackpot. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images

A UK ticket holder has claimed the £105m EuroMillions jackpot, Camelot, the National Lottery operator, has announced.

The claim has been staked for Tuesday’s top prize but it is not yet known whether the ticket holder is an individual or a syndicate.

The money will be paid out at a ticket validation appointment before the winner decides whether to go public.

The big prize on the 25th anniversary of the first National Lottery draw was the sixth EuroMillions jackpot banked in the UK this year.

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Andy Carter, the senior winners’ adviser at the National Lottery, said: “What a way to celebrate 25 years of the National Lottery. This is the sixth massive EuroMillions jackpot win in 2019 and follows the nation’s biggest ever win of £170m just last month.

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“We now focus on supporting the ticket holder as they start to enjoy their newfound wealth.”

A UK ticket holder won the £170m EuroMillions jackpot in October, making them the UK’s biggest winner.

The previous biggest UK winners were Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, who won £161m in July 2011.

A £123m jackpot was won by a UK ticket holder in June and a UK winner scooped £38m on EuroMillions in April.

Ade Goodchild, from Hereford, bagged £71m on 15 March and Patrick and Frances Connolly, from Northern Ireland, won £114.9m on New Year’s Day.

The sale of EuroMillions tickets helps contribute to more than £30m raised for causes every week, ranging from local community projects to supporting UK athletes.

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