British ticket holder wins £26m in EuroMillions lottery

A BRITISH ticket holder last night staked a claim to a £26 million cash prize, the fourth biggest EuroMillions prize in British lottery history.

If verified, the lucky claimant is in line for a 26,151,124.20 payout after sharing Friday's EuroMillions jackpot with another ticket holder in France.

The win comes after Les and Sam Scadding and a syndicate from Liverpool both took home 45.5m jackpots in November last year.

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The latest winning UK ticket has the numbers 11, 26, 29, 49, and 50.

A National Lottery spokesman said: "We are delighted to have another huge EuroMillions winner here in the UK, following so closely to last November's record-breaking jackpot winners. We look forward to welcoming the ticket holder into the millionaires' club."

More than 2,350 people have become a millionaire across the 15 years of the National Lottery and players have, to date, raised 24 billion for good causes.

The spokesman added this weekend's win "continues the nation's great run of luck with big EuroMillions winners across the past few years". A prize of 35.4m was won by Angela Kelly, of Glasgow, in August 2007, with an anonymous ticket holder collecting 26.5m the same month.