A huge EuroMillions jackpot has been won by a ticket holder in the UK, it has been revealed.
The lucky winner took home the Â£ 123million prize in Tuesday night’s draw.
A spokesperson for the National Lottery said the victory placed the ticket holder in third place among the biggest lottery wins ever in the UK.
Now, players across the country are invited to check their tickets to see if they can claim the life-changing prize.
Andy Carter, Senior National Lottery Winners Advisor, said: âThis has been a truly amazing year for UK EuroMillions players – with four jackpot winners on these coasts so far.
“Patrick and Frances Connolly from Northern Ireland won the Â£ 114.9million EuroMillions jackpot in the New Year’s Day draw, Ade Goodchild cashed Â£ 71million in March and an anonymous ticket holder pocketed Â£ 35.2million in April. “
The current record holders for the biggest lottery win ever are Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland, who won Â£ 161million in 2011.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford of Suffolk won over Â£ 148million in August 2012.
When Mr and Mrs Connolly, from County Armagh, won the EuroMillions jackpot on New Years Day, they said their first priority was to write a list of family and friends to share their love with. good fortune.
Ms Connolly, 52, said: “This is a huge amount of money and we want it to have a huge impact on the lives of other people we know and love and on our future as well.
âThis victory gives us the chance to really make a difference to our family and friends.
“I always hoped we would win the lottery someday, but when we did it would be just our luck that a lot of others would win the same day with the same numbers too – never in my wildest dreams. I never thought we would make him close to Â£ 115million. “
Mr Connolly, 54, said the victory seemed “unreal”.
He added: âWe really didn’t know what to do or how to react and we didn’t wink that night. We called Camelot at 8am to verify the win.
“Then we started to understand that it was true even though it still hasn’t really caught on.”
The couple have lived in Hartlepool for 25 years and have said a community football club would benefit from their victory.