A UK ticket holder has won almost £78m after matching all seven numbers in Friday night’s Euromillions draw.
The lucky entrant was one of just two that matched all the numbers and has come forward to claim a half-share of the almost £156m rollover jackpot.
The prize had been growing for eight weeks, since 29 December, and came close to matching the £170m record set in October.
Friday’s other jackpot winner was from Spain.
The numbers drawn were 10, 17, 18, 28, 47 while the Lucky Stars were 3 and 7.
“What a win for one lucky UK ticket holder,” said a National Lottery spokesperson. “This is the 10th biggest winner this country has ever seen.”
The jackpot had been rolling over since 29 December and the two winners will receive £77,798,898.10 each.
The winners still have to complete their ticket validation appointments, which can only take place when the banks open on Monday, before deciding whether to go public with their wins or remain anonymous.
The result ends the prospect of a rollover to Tuesday, which was expected to become a record-breaking jackpot.