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Lottery winner claims £114.9m EuroMillions jackpot

The identity of the winner is not yet known Credit: PA

The winner of the £114.9 million EuroMillions jackpot has come forward to claim their prize, though their identity has not yet been revealed.

One lucky ticket-holder started the New Year with a bang by scooping the entire £114,969,775.70 jackpot and becoming the fourth biggest winner in UK history.

A further 10 players have also pocketed £1 million each in the New Year's Day draw.

Operator Camelot said the prize money will be paid when the ticket is validated and that the winner will choose whether to reveal themselves publicly.

The winner could buy 575 tickets to fly to space with Virgin Galactic. Credit: PA

Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at The National Lottery, said: "Imagine kicking off the New Year with an extra £114 million to your name.

"What an amazing win and year ahead for one lucky UK ticket-holder.

"This win ranks at number four in the list of the biggest ever National Lottery winners and we look forward to helping them begin to enjoy their win."

The winning main EuroMillions numbers were 01, 08, 11, 25, 28 and the winning EuroMillions Lucky Star numbers were 04 and 06.

£115 million could pay Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus contract for more than four years. Credit: PA

The New Year's Day win follows a series of high profile lottery prizes in recent years.

In July 2011, Colin and Chris Weir, from Ayrshire, Scotland, became the biggest lottery winners in the UK, and across Europe, when they scooped more than £161 million.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012, while the biggest prize awarded in the country in 2018 was £121 million, handed to an anonymous winner in April.

And last November, builder Andrew Clark, 51, from Boston, Lincolnshire, discovered he had won £76 million, six weeks after the draw.

He said he stockpiled tickets in his van, only checking them every three months.

Andrew Clark was unaware his £76 million ticket was in his work van. Credit: PA

So what could the lucky winner buy with their £115 million?

  • 319 of the latest Rolls Royce Phantom VIII, which has a starting price of £360,000.
  • 23,740 annual season tickets from Brighton to London, which cost 4,844 following Wednesday's 3.1% price hike.
  • 575 tickets to space with Virgin Galactic. Sir Richard Branson's company plans to charge just under £200,000 for the trip.
  • 153,538 iPhone XRs. The Apple handset costs £749
  • 1,939 nights in the Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. The most expensive suite in the world costs £59,279.47 ($75,000) per night.
  • Pay Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus contract for more than four years. The deal was worth £510,483 a week when he signed in 2018.
  • 460 dresses worn by Kate Middleton at her wedding in 2011. The outfit, by Sarah Burton, set the soon-to-be duchess back £250,000
  • Pay the starting salary for at least 5,758 police constables in England for £19,971 each.
The jackpot winner could buy 460 of the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress. Credit: PA