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EuroMillions Jackpot Of £81m Won By Mystery British Winner

29/05/2013 08:48 BST | Updated 29/05/2013 08:49 BST

A Briton has scooped a mind-boggling £81 million by landing the EuroMillions jackpot. The mystery winner's gargantuan haul is not the largest ever won on the lottery but puts the ticket-holder sixth on the National Lottery Rich List.

A National Lottery spokesman said: "We've been giving the rest of Europe a chance to win big this year but Lady Luck is clearly shining back down on the UK once again. This new jackpot winning ticket-holder flies into sixth place in the exclusive National Lottery Rich List just behind an anonymous ticket-holder who won £84.4 million in May 2010.

He added: "The run of luck for UK players doesn't end there - this Friday, EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle guarantees that one lucky ticket-holder will win £1 million a month for a whole year. To be in with a chance of becoming a millionaire twelve times over, National Lottery players need to buy a ticket for Friday's EuroMillions draw."

According to The Sunday Times Rich List 2012, winning £80 million would make you the joint 908th richest person in the country. The lucky winner is just £10 million short of music legend Brian May who is worth £90 million, but can boast of being four times richer than Adele who has a fortune of £20 million.

The life-changing sum could see the winner purchase their own Greek island, including Omfori Island currently being advertised for just over £40 million, a Lamborghini Veneno, one of the world's most expensive cars, at a cost of £2.5 million, a dinosaur bone-encrusted iPad 2 Gold History edition for £5 million and still have plenty left to spend.

Or the winner could splash all of the money in one single purchase to buy one of the UK's most expensive homes in Regent's Park in London, which sold in March for £80 million. The winning numbers were 34,38,13,08,26 and the Lucky Star numbers were 03 and 11.