14 Jul 2011

European jackpot won by single ticket

11:28 am on 14 July 2011

A single UK ticket has won Europe's biggest lottery prize, the Euromillions jackpot worth £161 million.

The BBC reports the winner matched all five main numbers and both the Lucky Stars to scoop the jackpot, which had been capped after a series of rollovers.

It is not known whether the ticket belongs to an individual or a syndicate, or where they come from in Britain.

The winning numbers were 17, 19, 38, 42 and 45, and the Lucky Stars were 9 and 10.

The exact amount to be claimed is £161,653,000.

An anonymous ticket-holder won £113 million last October.