EuroMillions joy for one lucky Brit ticket holder who scoops £122m jackpot

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A UK ticket-holder has won Friday’s £122 million EuroMillions jackpot, the National Lottery has said.

The winning numbers for tonight's draw were : 21, 47, 04, 40, 34, and the Lucky Stars were: 02, 05.

And whoever has wonthe gigantic sum, should they come forward to claim it, would instantly become the 972nd richest person in the UK.

The over-night millionaire will be two places above Frances Connolly – who recently revealed she had given away an estimated £60m of her fortune to family, friends, the local community and charity. Frances and her husband won £114m in January 2019.

Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: “What brilliant news, one UK winner has scooped tonight’s massive £122 million EuroMillions jackpot.

“They are now the fifth biggest ever National Lottery winner.”

It is the second UK EuroMillions jackpot winner this year, after another lucky ticket-holder won the £39 million jackpot in the draw on New Year’s Day.

It comes after Lottery winner Neil Smart almost missed his £1,000,000 EuroMillions win because he thought it was a scam.

50-year-old Neil, who works at a builder’s merchants, matched the EuroMillions Millionaire Maker code on Friday, March 26. But the father of three didn’t check the National Lottery app straight away and only saw he had an important message from Camelot urging him to check his account two days later.

"I don’t check religiously and only got around to it on Sunday night," he explained.

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When Neil logged into the National Lottery app on his phone he saw a message which read: "Congratulations you’ve won £1m."

"I thought it was a scam and called my daughter to read it," Neil said.

"We both thought it couldn’t be real, even though it was clearly on the National Lottery app and wasn’t just some random email."

Neil’s daughter posted on their family group chat that Neil had won the lottery and his wife Sue immediately replied saying it "was probably just a fiver".


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