Just the ticket! UK lottery winner scoops £84m

Nigel Page and Justine Laycock

A ticket holder has won £84.4m in the EuroMillions draw, representing the biggest-ever jackpot in the UK.

The lucky winner has not come forward so far but Camelot, which runs the draw, said the record sum could be paid out by the bank as early as Monday.

The five winning numbers in Friday’s draw were 1, 17, 31, 43 and 47, with the Lucky Star numbers 2 and 3.

Gloucestershire couple Nigel Page and Justine Laycock scooped £56m in February, which was then the UK record.

‘Fantastic news’

The self-confessed ‘white van man’ and his estate agent partner celebrated with a bacon roll before announcing plans to give up work.

They shared the total jackpot of £112m with another ticket, bought in Spain.

Of the latest draw, a spokesman for Camelot said: "This is absolutely fantastic news – and the biggest ever lottery win in the UK.

"Subject to a claim being received and validated, the prize could be paid out when the banks open on Monday.

"The winner can then decide whether or not to go public and share their news."

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