A LUCKY UK ticket holder has won a whopping £40million in tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot.
The massive win comes a week after builder Steve Thomson, 42, and wife Lenka, 41, celebrated a £105m jackpot.
Tonight’s EuroMillions winning numbers were 32, 31, 38, 18 and 48, while the lucky stars were 12 and 4.
Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: “One very lucky UK ticket-holder has scooped tonight’s entire £40m EuroMillions jackpot.
“This massive win follows hot on the heels of Steve and Lenka Thomson, who won an incredible £105m last month.
“Tonight’s big winner has scooped the seventh EuroMillions jackpot banked in the UK this year.
“As the National Lottery celebrates its 25th birthday, players continue to win big, adding to the 5,500 millionaires created since launch.”
Last week we reported how dad-of-three Steve said he felt like he was having a heart attack when he realised he had the winning numbers on his Lucky Dip ticket to claim the £105,100,701.90 prize.
The 42-year-old and his wife Lenka said the priority would be buying a new house with a bedroom each for their daughter and their two sons, who currently share a “shoebox” three-bedroom house in Selsey, West Sussex.
Steve said: “Everyone is going to have a good Christmas. Not sure what we are going to do, I am not cooking, Mum is not cooking, Lenka is not cooking.
“Christmas will be good this year, it really will.”
Three days had passed before Steve thought to check his numbers, and he only did so because a colleague was late for a job.
He had missed the news that a British ticket had won the ninth-largest Euromillions jackpot.
Describing the moment he realised he had won, Steve said: “I was a shaking, gibbering wreck. I walked round the living room a few times, I went out to the van, I went back in, it was five minutes of madness then I decided to go and tell Lenka.”
Steve pledged to be “sensibly generous” with his windfall and added: “It’s so much money, I am going to be generous. I live in a small village, I do not want to leave the village, whatever I can do for the village, I will.
“I have to be sensibly generous. I still can’t get my head around it, one (million) would have done but I have got 105, it’s just amazing.”
Steve said he had barely slept in the four days since finding out he had won and added: “We are going to do a lot of good with this, it’s too much for us, we can do a lot with it.”
Lenka, a shop worker originally from Slovakia, said: “It’s life-changing for the family. It’s so emotional.”
She said the priority was getting a house with a room for each of the children as well as a holiday.
He and Lenka are now wealthier than singer Harry Styles and Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.