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  • 16 March 2014, 3:44

EuroMillions Brit Winner Stakes 107.9m Claim

The British ticket-holder who scooped 107.9m on the EuroMillions draw has come forward to claim their winnings.

It was the only ticket to hit the jackpot, making the lucky holder the fourth biggest UK winner in the history of the National Lottery.

Friday's winning numbers were 06, 24, 25, 27 and 30, while the lucky stars were 05 and 9.

Subject to the winner's details being confirmed, the life-changing windfall could be paid out once the banks open on Monday.

The ticket-holder, who has not been identified, can then decide whether or not to go public.

A National Lottery spokesman said: "We're delighted Friday's ticket-holder has come forward to claim this amazing prize.

"This massive win ranks fourth biggest on the National Lottery Rich list and is the first EuroMillions jackpot to be won here in the UK so far this year."

It is not known at the moment where the winning ticket was bought, or whether it was won by an individual or syndicate.

This information will only be disclosed if the ticket-holder goes public.

Top of the National Lottery Rich List are Colin and Chris Weir, who won a 161m EuroMillions jackpot in July 2011.

The Scottish husband and wife said they were "tickled pink" by their winnings and reportedly bought a fleet of cars for friends, as well as a mansion.

The second largest jackpot of almost 150m was claimed by Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, in August 2012.

At the time, Mr Bayford said he would carry on running his music shop in Haverhill. Mrs Bayford, a children's ward healthcare assistant, said she would treat herself to her dream car, an Audi Q7.

However just 15 months after their win, the couple announced they were divorcing following the "irretrievable" breakdown of their marriage.

The third biggest jackpot of 113m was claimed in October 2010, but the lucky ticket-holder decided not to go public.

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