An unknown resident of Britain became the winner of the European lottery jackpot Euromillions. This is the largest jackpot in the history of the lottery, which went to Britain. However, the winner is in no hurry to show up.
The Euromillions lottery jackpot is more than 170 million pounds or more than 207 million dollars. This exceeds the size of the fortunes of musicians such as Tom Jones (165 million pounds, according to the Sunday Times), Adele (160 million pounds) and Ed Sheeran (150 million).
“The lucky ticket holder today won the giant Euromillions jackpot of 170 million,” national lottery spokesman Andy Carter announced on Wednesday.
This is the largest win received by a Briton in the history of the lottery. The holders of the previous record, Colin and Chris Ware, won the 161 million jackpot in 2001 Eight years later they divorced, giving rise to a new wave of talk about the “curse of the lottery.”
The name of the winner this time is not yet known, and it can be as an individual, a group of people or a family. If it is one person, then he or she is automatically included in the list of the thousand richest people living in or associated with Britain, which is maintained by the Times newspaper.
Lottery tickets are sold in nine European countries. After the announcement that the jackpot went to a Briton, the lottery operator had to explain that the British will be able to buy tickets after leaving the European Union.
“Britain’s participation in Euromillions is governed by geographical location, not government policy,” the company explained.
“We encourage participants across the country to check purchased tickets,” Carter added.
The lottery jackpot has been played unsuccessfully since July 19 and reached 170 million on September 24.