EuroMillions joy as Brit ticket-holder scoops life-changing £55m jackpot

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A Brit has won an eye-watering £55million EuroMillions jackpot.

The lucky ticket holder had five main numbers and two lucky stars, scooping exactly £54,957,242.50.

Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at the National Lottery, said: “What a brilliant night for one UK ticket-holder who has scooped the amazing £54m EuroMillions jackpot!

“Players are urged to check their tickets and to give us a call if they think they are tonight’s lucky winner.”

Tonight’s National Lottery EuroMillions winning numbers were 17, 26, 36, 37 and 40.

The two lucky stars were 09 and 12.

This comes just one day after the UK's record lottery winners made their first big purchase after pocketing £184m.

Joe and Jess Thwaite from Gloucestershire reportedly kept things practical with their first purchase, since breaking the record with lucky numbers 3, 25, 27, 28 and 29, plus the lucky star numbers 4 and 9.

The pair chose to splash the cash on a grey Volvo V60 worth £38,000, The Sun reports.

While still a purchase many could only dream of amid the ongoing cost of living crisis, it stands out as a relatively tame one compared to some big-money blowouts by previous winners.

Past first buys include £5m worth of property, a wine cellar and a cachet of luxury cars.

Also in the last few weeks, a mum-of-four missed out on £3.6m after changing her EuroMillions numbers for one week.

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Unlucky Lorna Hart made the catastrophic decision to swap her usual EuroMillions numbers – 3, 25, 27, 28, and 29 – for the HotPicks ticket, instead opting for a random selection of numbers for the main game.

When she went online to check the numbers she realised she would have won a life-changing amount had she not switched them.

The 45-year-old said: “I feel a bit deflated – I’m disabled, I’ve got ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis), so it would have made a big difference to my life.

“That kind of money would have meant a great deal and given me that security – it’s quite hard being on benefits.

“I would have bought my own house, as I currently rent."

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