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Tonight’s £70million EuroMillions jackpot has been won by one lucky UK player, Camelot has confirmed.
Lottery players across the country are being advised to check their tickets in order to be in with a chance of claiming the life-changing sum.
The ticket-holder is believed to be the 15th biggest UK winner.
One UK millionaire has also been created in the ‘Millionaire Maker Selection’.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said: "One very lucky ticket-holder has scooped tonight’s massive £70M EuroMillions jackpot.
"Players all across the country are now urged to check their tickets to be in with a chance of claiming this amazing prize."
He added: "The year got off to the luckiest of starts for UK EuroMillions players when Patrick and Frances Connolly from Northern Ireland scooped the entire £114.9m jackpot in the draw on New Year’s Day and, on 1 March, EuroMillions created 40 guaranteed UK millionaires in one special night.
"By buying a ticket for EuroMillions or any other National Lottery game, every player is helping to raise money for good causes.
"On average, around £30m is raised every week for projects across the UK, both big and small, including funding everything from local community projects to preserving the nation’s heritage."
The winning main EuroMillions numbers are: 03, 15, 24, 42, 46.
And the winning EuroMillions Lucky Star numbers are: 09, 12 .
Tonight’s National Lottery Thunderball winning numbers are: 15, 17, 20, 25, 30 and the Thunderball is 06.
The huge £70m sum could change your life with luxury houses, holidays and a designer wardrobe just some of the amazing things you could afford.
In July 2011, Colin and Chris Weir, from Ayrshire, became the biggest lottery winners in the UK, and across Europe, when they scooped more than £161 million.
The husband and wife were catapulted into the Sunday Times Rich List above Beatle Ringo Starr and Sir Tom Jones.
Married for 30 years and with two children, they bought a mansion – which they later upgraded to a bigger one nearby – and a fleet of cars.
The couple also set up a charitable trust after their win, supporting Scottish-based community groups and charities.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012 while the biggest prize awarded in the country in 2018 was £121 million, handed to an anonymous winner in April.
UK players have been enjoying a lucky streak in recent months with Patrick and Frances Connolly, from Moira, Co Down, scooping almost £115 million in the EuroMillions jackpot on New Year’s Day to become the UK’s fourth-biggest lottery winners.
Their win followed builder Andrew Clark, 51, from Boston, Lincolnshire, discovering in November he had won £76 million, six weeks after the draw.
EuroMillions draws take place on Tuesday and Friday evenings from approximately 8.30pm.
It is played across nine European countries,
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