UK ticketholder wins £171m EuroMillions jackpot

It means they are instantly richer than singers Harry Styles and Adele, worth an estimated £100m and £150m.

UK ticketholder won £171m EuroMillions jackpot, Camelot says Getty Images

A UK ticket-holder has won more than £171 million with the EuroMillions jackpot, National Lottery operator Camelot has said.

One lucky UK ticket-holder scooped the £171,815,297.80 prize – the third biggest National Lottery win.

It means they are instantly richer than singers Harry Styles, who is worth an estimated £100m, and Adele, worth an estimated £150m, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: “What an amazing year for UK EuroMillions players.

“We are delighted to have received a claim for the third biggest ever win and look forward to supporting the ticket-holder and helping them to start to enjoy their truly life-changing win.”

Once the ticket has been validated and paid, the winner will then decide whether or not to go public.

This is the sixth EuroMillions jackpot won in the UK this year.

The biggest EuroMillions win was £195m from the draw on July 19 and was claimed just a day later. The winner chose to remain anonymous.

Gloucestershire couple Joe and Jess Thwaite won £184m in the draw on May 10.

There was also a £110m win on September 2, a £109m jackpot win from the draw on February 4 and a £54m EuroMillions jackpot win in the draw on June 10.

All three of these ticket-holders chose to remain anonymous.