13th July 2011
With odds of 116 million to one the lucky ticket holder, who has not been identified, will now become the 430th richest person in the country if they are not a member of a syndicate.
A spokeswoman for Camelot said: "This is amazing news – we are absolutely delighted that a UK ticket holder has scooped the entire €185 million jackpot, which at the current exchange rate is a massive £161 million.
“We’ve got the champagne on ice and look forward to welcoming the ticket-holder(s) into the National Lottery millionaires’ club."
The exact amount to be claimed by the winner is £161,653,000.00 while two other UK-based lottery players also won £1.7 million after matching five numbers and one Lucky Star.
The winner will be nearly as rich as David and Victoria Beckham, with their fortune of £165m and could earn £9,323 per day in interest (£3.4 million per year).
The Euro Millions lottery, launched in 2004, is now played by nine countries across western Europe: Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.
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