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UK Player Wins Colossal £184M EuroMillions Jackpot

A single ticket holder from the UK has become one of EuroMillions’ biggest-ever winners after matching all the numbers in Tuesday’s eagerly-anticipated draw. They can now look forward to claiming a jackpot worth £184 million (€215 million).

The winning numbers for 10th May were 3, 25, 27, 28 and 29, with Lucky Stars 4 and 9. Go to the Results page to see all the draw details, including prize breakdowns for all nine participating countries.

While there were millions of prizes paid out across Europe, the glory went to one player from the UK. The jackpot ranks as the second-largest in EuroMillions history, and the biggest ever won in the UK.

Update: A claim has already been made for the record win. The UK National Lottery confirmed a day after the draw that someone had made contact, and their claim is now awaiting validation.

What Next for the UK's Biggest EuroMillions Winner?

It may be that the winner followed the draw live and found out about their incredible fortune straight away, or that they remained oblivious as the night came to an end. You can use the Ticket Checker to find out if you have won a prize in any draw for the last 180 days.

All winners in the UK have 180 days to stake a claim for prizes. Once this big win has been validated, the money will be paid out and the lucky participant can decide whether to stay anonymous or go public. They can also start to plan all the ways they will enjoy their new-found wealth.

How The Jackpot Got So Big

The jackpot had been rolling over since it was last won on 18th March. The top prize climbed so quickly that a Superdraw, scheduled for 29th April, had to be postponed.  The plan had been for the special draw to offer €130 million, but the jackpot had already gone higher.

In the end it took just seven weeks for the jackpot to increase from its starting value of €17 million all the way beyond €200 million, propelled by strong ticket sales all over the continent.

Tuesday’s win stopped the jackpot from hitting its limit of €230 million, which would have most likely been offered on Friday if there had been a rollover.

EuroMillions Record Still €220 Million

The jackpot cap moved up to €230 million after someone won a record prize of €220 million last October. That is still the high mark for EuroMillions after the latest win fell just short.

The winner in October was a young woman from the Pacific island of Tahiti, where EuroMillions tickets are sold as it is part of French Polynesia.

A Swiss player had previously landed €210 million after playing online in February 2021. That came less than three months after a lucky ticket holder from the south of France won €200 million in December 2020.

Every time the jackpot limit is reached, it can stay at that value for a maximum of five draws before it must be won. Once it is won, the cap increases by €10 million for the following jackpot cycle. This can continue until the cap gets to €250 million.

There is always another big jackpot to play for, with draws taking place every Tuesday and Friday. The top prize has reset to €17 million for the next game and you can take part online or through authorised retailers in the participating nations.

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Published: Tue, 10 May 2022 - 9:24pm
Last Updated: Wed, 11 May 2022 - 3:36pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com