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UK ticket-holder wins record $292 million lottery

Published on Aug 11, 2012 7:58 AM
 
LONDON (AFP) - A ticket-holder in Britain has won a record 190 million euros (S$292 million) in the EuroMillions lottery, officials announced on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - A ticket-holder in Britain has won a record 190 million euros (S$292 million) in the EuroMillions lottery, officials announced on Friday.

The winner, whose identity is not yet known, beats the Scottish couple who became Europe's biggest ever lottery winners in July last year when they scooped 185 million euros.

But the euro conversion rate means the prize is worth less in pounds than the 161 million pounds (S$314 million) won by Scots Colin and Chris Weir.

"Lady Luck is clearly shining down on the UK once again with another big EuroMillions win this year - the seventh jackpot to be won so far in 2012," said a spokesman for Britain's National Lottery.

 
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