Briton scoops £81m EuroMillions jackpot but lucky winner remains a mystery

The haul places the ticket-holder sixth on the National Lottery rich list

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A mystery winner is now four times richer than singer Adele and becomes the joint 908th richest person in the country after the Briton scooped a mind-boggling £81 million on the EuroMillions jackpot.

The mystery winner's life changing sum is not the largest ever won on the lottery but puts the ticket-holder sixth on the National Lottery Rich List. The UK-ticketholder is just £10m short of the music legend Brian May, who is worth £90m, but can boast of being four times richer than Adele, who has a fortune of £20m.

A National Lottery spokesman said: “We've been giving the rest of Europe a chance to win big this year but Lady Luck is clearly shining back down on the UK once again.

“This new jackpot winning ticket-holder flies into sixth place in the exclusive National Lottery Rich List just behind an anonymous ticket-holder who won £84.4 million in May 2010.

“The run of luck for UK players doesn't end there - this Friday, EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle guarantees that one lucky ticket-holder will win £1 million a month for a whole year.

“To be in with a chance of becoming a millionaire twelve times over, National Lottery players need to buy a ticket for Friday's EuroMillions draw.”

According to The Sunday Times Rich List 2012, winning £80 million would make you the joint 908th richest person in the country. The as-yet unnamed Briton can now make plans to buy a luxury penthouse, a tropical home or a new car.

The winner, once they claim their prize, can also purchase their own Greek island, a Lamborghini Veneno at a cost of £2.5 million or a dinosaur bone-encrusted iPad 2 Gold History edition for £5 million with their winnings. They could also buy one of the UK's most expensive homes in Regent's Park in London, which sold in March for £80 million.

The winning numbers were 34,38,13,08,26 and the Lucky Star numbers were 03 and 11.

Additional reporting, PA

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