Bien fait! French ticketholder wins record £184million EuroMillions jackpot after surge in entries

A French ticketholder has won the record £184 million EuroMillions jackpot after a surge in entries because of the massive prize.

It was the largest ever EuroMillions jackpot at £184million (€220million) – making the winner richer than popstar Adele, whose net worth is £130 million, according to The Sunday Times Rich List.

Friday’s game attracted a surge of entries due to the size of the winnings and after the sum went unclaimed in Tuesday’s draw.

The lucky ticketholder now has 60 days to make themselves known and claim their prize. 

A French ticketholder has won the record £184 million EuroMillions jackpot after a surge in entries because of the massive prize

A French ticketholder has won the record £184 million EuroMillions jackpot after a surge in entries because of the massive prize

A French ticketholder has won the record £184 million EuroMillions jackpot after a surge in entries because of the massive prize 

The largest previous jackpot was £180 million (€210million) which was pocketed by a Swiss ticketholder in February.  

There have been five UK EuroMillions jackpot winners so far this year, including the anonymous winners of £122 million in April and £111 million in June.

The biggest recent UK winners to go public were Frances and Patrick Connolly, from Northern Ireland, who scooped a £115 million prize in 2019.    

The biggest recent UK winners to go public were Frances and Patrick Connolly (both pictured above), from Northern Ireland, who scooped a £115million prize in 2019

The biggest recent UK winners to go public were Frances and Patrick Connolly (both pictured above), from Northern Ireland, who scooped a £115million prize in 2019

The biggest recent UK winners to go public were Frances and Patrick Connolly (both pictured above), from Northern Ireland, who scooped a £115million prize in 2019

The Euromilions jackpot is capped at £184million. At that point it cannot roll over again and stays at that level for a further four draws if no-one claims the winnings.  

It must be won in the fifth draw and if no ticket matches all the numbers it is shared among all those ticketholders at the next prize tier where there are winners. 

The winning numbers were 21, 26, 31, 34, 49, and the Lucky Star numbers were 02 and 05.  

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