UK winner pockets 190-million-euro jackpot
Someone in Britain became 190 million euros ($208 million) richer on Tuesday when they won the maximum EuroMillions jackpot, the lottery company announced.
It is only the fourth time that the maximum prize has been won since EuroMillions -- available in nine European countries including France -- fixed its winnings cp in 2012, the French branch FDJ said Tuesday evening.
The lucky player now has to come forward and claim their money.
They will also have to decide whether to go public with their new multi-millionnaire status or remain anonymous.
It took a record-breaking run of 18 rollovers, when nobody wins the top prize, to push the booty up to its maximum amount, and it then went another four draws before finally being won, the French branche
Tuesday's massive prize still pales in comparison to the $1.537 billion Mega Millions US lottery jackpot won last year by a lucky punter in South Carolina.
That person chose to remain anonymous.
Apart from France, EuroMillions tickets can be bought in in Austria, Belgium, Britain, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.
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