Brit punter wins £56m

2010-02-13 16:19

London - A ticket holder in Britain has won £56m on the EuroMillions lottery, becoming Britain's biggest lottery winner to date.

The winning ticket shared the overall jackpot of €129m with one other ticket bought in Spain.

It has yet to be confirmed whether the winning ticket belongs to an individual or a syndicate.

A spokesperson for Britain's National Lottery said the champagne was on ice and waiting for the lucky winners to come forward.
"This is fantastic news - we're absolutely delighted to have such a massive UK win.

"Subject to validation the prize could be paid out when the banks are open on Monday," the spokesperson said.
The lucky numbers were 1, 5, 18, 38, 45 and the Lucky Star numbers were 4 and 6.

It is the fourth time in three months that a British ticketholder has won more than £25m in the EuroMillions draw. In November, unemployed mechanic Les Scadding and his wife Samantha Peachey-Scadding, from south Wales, won £45.5m on EuroMillions.

In the same draw, a further £45.5m was scooped up by a syndicate of IT workers at Hewlett Packard in Liverpool. The media dubbed them the "Magnificent Seven".