A lucky ticket-holder has become the seventh UK EuroMillions winner this year – scooping £40 million.
Tuesday’s winning EuroMillions numbers are 18, 31, 32, 38, 48, with Lucky Stars 04 and 12.
The winner will take home £40,957,696.60.
The result comes just weeks after West Sussex couple 42-year-old builder Steve Thomson and his wife Lenka won £105 million.
Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said, “One very lucky UK ticket-holder has scooped tonight’s entire £40 million EuroMillions jackpot. This massive win follows hot on the heels of Steve and Lenka Thomson, who won an incredible £105 million last month.
“Tonight’s big winner has scooped the seventh EuroMillions jackpot banked in the UK this year.”
Speaking about his huge win last month, father-of-three Mr Thomson said he felt like he was having a heart attack when he realised he had the winning numbers on his Lucky Dip ticket.
He said landing the jackpot meant “it’s going to be a good Christmas”, but pledged he would not give up his job.
Mr Thomson said his and his wife’s priority would be buying a new house with a bedroom each for their daughter and their two sons, who currently share in a “shoebox” three-bedroom house in Selsey, West Sussex.
A UK ticket-holder won the £170 million EuroMillions jackpot in October, making them the UK’s biggest winner.
The previous biggest UK winners were Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, who won £161 million in July 2011.
A £123 million jackpot was won by a UK ticket-holder in June and a UK winner
scooped £38 million on the EuroMillions in April.
Ade Goodchild, from Hereford, bagged £71 million on March 15 and Patrick and Frances Connolly, from Northern Ireland, won £114.9 million on New Year’s Day.