EuroMillions punter bags £180m jackpot and is now richer than Ronaldo and Messi

A lucky EuroMillions player has scooped a record-breaking £180million from Friday night's jackpot.

The punter, from Switzerland, won big on February 26 after the prize pot rolled over five times – as no one bought the matching numbers.

Pocketing the jaw-dropping £180m sum has rocketed the Swiss punter up a celebrity-filled rich list overnight, with more cash in the bank than a host of world-beating sports stars.

According to the Sunday Times Rich List, they now have a tidy £10million more to their name than Northern Irish golf pro Rory McIlroy and legendary singer Tom Jones, The Sun reports.

Their winnings also dwarf the lifetime earnings of Roger Federer, £75.8million, Cristiano Ronaldo, £75million, and Lionel Messi, £74.3million, according to the Forbes rich list.

Another 12 people from across Europe had enough winning numbers on their tickets to claim £1,927,121.30 for themselves and 35 others were also in the money, collecting a cool £9,034.80 each.

The rollover had taken Euromillions to the very ceiling of money it can hand out on Friday as it met the €210 million cap, which works out as around £180 million.

The numbers that changed the winner's life beyond imagination were 6, 12, 22, 29, 33 and the lucky stars were 6 and 11.

Britain's biggest lottery win remains at £170m, which was claimed by an anonymous punter in 2019.

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Last week, a woman from London came painfully close to having the winning EuroMillions numbers seven times.

Each digit on her ticket was either one too big or small.

To have your own chance of collecting anything close to this week's winner, EuroMillion tickets cost £2.50 and the draw is made every Tuesday and Friday with each ticket costing £2.50.

On top of the big prize, entrants in Britain will be automatically entered into the UK Millionaire Maker, which guarantees at least one player will pocket £1 million in every draw.

The National Lottery is encouraging people to buy their tickets online or on the National Lottery app, to avoid heading out to the shop.

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