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Record $222m lotto winner in UK

Record $222m lotto winner in UK

Sat August 11, 2012 4:07pm

SOMEWHERE in the United Kingdom today, someone is $222 million richer. If they find their lotto ticket.

The British ticket-holder is entitled to a record 190 million euros ($A222.35 million) in the Euro Millions lottery, the Francaise des Jeux announced today.

It beats a 185-million-euro jackpot scooped by a Scottish couple in July last year who then became Europe's biggest ever lottery winners.

The previous British record jackpot holder, who won 129 million euros in October 2010, chose to remain anonymous.

The Euro Millions lottery, launched in 2004, is now played by nine countries across western Europe: Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

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