UK EuroMillions winner receives £39.7m

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A UK ticket-holder has received £39.7 million in prize money after winning the EuroMillions jackpot, National Lottery operator Camelot said today.

The lucky winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, scooped the sum in Friday's draw.

Camelot said the money has now been paid into the ticket-holder's bank account after the claim was successfully validated.

The winning numbers in Friday's draw were 8, 16, 18, 37 and 43 with the Lucky Star numbers 2 and 6.

A National Lottery spokesman said: "This fantastic win has maintained the UK's amazing run of luck in banking big EuroMillions jackpots.

"EuroMillions players in the UK have contributed to the massive £24 billion raised for the good causes over the last 15 years."

The latest winner is third in the National Lottery Rich List, according to Camelot.

Top of the list of lottery wins are Nigel Page and his partner Justine Laycock, who won a £56m EuroMillions jackpot in February.

Mr Page, a self-confessed "white van man", celebrated Britain's biggest lottery win with a bacon roll.

The 43-year-old property maintenance man breakfasted on bacon butties at his local cafe with Ms Laycock, 41, and their children.

The couple, who live in a three-bedroom semi near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, said they would treat themselves to a new car.

Their jackpot surpassed the £91 million paid out in November last year which was shared between two UK tickets.

In joint second place were Les and his wife Sam from Caerleon, near Newport, South Wales, and members of a seven-strong syndicate from Liverpool, who banked EuroMillions cheques for £45.5m in November.