A lucky winner has anonymously claimed the biggest lottery jackpot in the country’s history – the equivalent of US$71 million.
That’s a lot of dollars (or, in this case, pounds).
To win, the player had to match 5 main numbers exactly, plus 2 other “lucky star” numbers. No details about the owner of the ticket could be revealed unless the winner agreed to publicity.
The previous record for a single jackpot payout was a measly US$16.8 million in April 2004, won by Marion Richardson of Gateshead.