UK’s biggest ever Euromillions winners warned to ‘beware of lottery curse’
One incredibly lucky UK Euromillions player has won a whopping £170million.
Camelot confirmed someone from Britain was the winner of the 'must win' jackpot as the draw hit its maximum payout.
This is only the first time this has ever happened and just one ticket matched all five numbers – 07, 10, 15, 44, 49 – and the two lucky stars – 03, 12 – in Tuesday's draw.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said: "One incredibly lucky ticket-holder has scooped tonight’s enormous £170m EuroMillions jackpot.
"They are now the UK’s biggest ever winner. Players all across the country are urged to check their tickets as soon as possible."
However, despite being able to buy anything their heart desires there are some downsides to winning a huge amount of money on the lottery.
Here are the previous jackpot winners whose lives have been blighted by the curse of the lottery.
Colin and Christine Weir
The couple were the previous biggest winners of the Euromillions draw.
They scooped the massive £161million jackpot back in 2001.
But, despite being married for 38 years, the couple were not immune to the lottery curse.
They announced their separation earlier this year and have now divorced.
Chrstine and Colin, from Largs in North Ayrshire, had been "living apart for some time" before they made it official and divorced.
A statement released on behalf of the couple said: "It is with deep regret that Chris and Colin confirm they have been living apart for some time."
Callie was the youngest ever winner of the lottery when she won £1.8million back in 2003 when she was aged 16.
Now in her 30s, Callie has some words of warning to those who find themselves lucky enough to bag the winning ticket.
Generous Callie gave £500,000 of her win away to family and friends but also blew £18,000 on boob jobs, £30,000 on clothes and £250,000 on cocaine binges.
With the money gone, Callie is now a busy working mum of three – and says she is much happier.
She added: "Not knowing who liked me for me, and having all the stress of all the money, I just wanted to go back to having a normal life. I still struggle with trust issues."
But even with her money gone, Callie was not immune to the lottery curse.
She was attacked after a night out and left with two black eyes, a 'burst' nose, blurred vision, two cracked ribs and swollen lips.
Poor Callie also suffered from breathing difficulties following the unprovoked and 'cowardly' attack at her then boyfriend's home.
Her injuries were so severe, Callie avoided her own children because she didn't want to scare them with her damaged face.
Callie's attackers have now been jailed but she still suffers from panic attacks after her ordeal.
Michael, now 35, is arguably the most famous victim of the lottery 'curse'.
At just 19 when he won a massive £9.7million in 2002, Michael became known as the 'lottery lout' as he burned through his winnings.
He bought flash cars and partied hard.
Michael even installed a banger racing track in the grounds of his six-bedroom mansion in Norfolk.
Drugs, jewellery and new homes meant within 10 years all the money was gone.
Dubbed the 'King of Chavs' Michael's life is now very different to when he had millions in the bank.
Up at 6am every day, he now works for a coal mechant's firm and earns just £10 an hour lugging heavy bags of fuel and chopping logs for up to 12 hours a day.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford
Life couldn't have looked better for Adrian and Gillian Bayford when they scooped a huge £148million win in 2012.
But fast forward seven years and their lives are very different, with many saying they have been blighted by the 'curse'
Less than a year after their big win the couple had separated.
Gillian has even faced assault charges after being accused by her ex-boyfriend, Gavin Innes.
There was insufficient evidence for the case to proceed and she has since branded him a "gold digger".
And six years to the day after her big win, Gillian married convicted fraudster, Brian Deans, 37, in a lavish ceremony in Fife.
Gillian's ex-husband hasn't fared much better than his wife.
Adrian has had two failed relationships since his divorce from Gillian.
He was left by his stable girl fiancee, Samantha Burbridge, 30, in 2017, and then dumped by waitress Lisa Kemp after she found message to an ex on his phone.
When she netted her £1milion Euromillions win, Jane immediately quit her job as an admin temp.
But, like Callie, the now 23-year-old says life was much easier before she came into money.
Earlier this year, Jane was so desperate to meet Mr Right she offered potential boyfriends £60,000 a year to date her.
Unhappy with her looks, she has also spent thousands on cosmetic surgery, which she says has "ruined my life".
Jane said: "At times it feels like winning the lottery has ruined my life.
"I thought it would make it 10 times better but it’s made it 10 times worse."
Roger and Laura Griffiths
Back in 2005, IT manager Roger and his teacher wife, Laura, scooped £1.8million on the lottery.
They quit their jobs straight away and spent £800,000 on a luxury barn conversion in North Yorkshire,
Roger also re-formed his old university band and spent £25,000 on making an album.
They did invest some of the money in property and a beauty salon but during the recession the value plummeted and they were left with nothing.
Both blame each other for losing their fortune and they eventually split in 2013.
Earning just £150 a week as a hospital porter, John was delighted to win £10million in 1997.
Still living at home with his parents in their council house, John took to spending his new found wealth with ease.
He gave £3million to his family, £750,000 to his ex-wife and splashed the cash on flash cars and luxury holidays.
However, it was his love of football that eventually ended his life as in the rich lane.
A huge Livingston Football Club fan, John ploughed £4million into the club but it went into administration and he was liable for the debt.
Now struggling to pay for food, John lives as a virtual recluse.
Just three years after netting a massive £3.1million in 1998, John was left with nothing.
The security guard spent his winnings on luxury holidays, houses, cars and a string of failed investments.
There are rumours John is now forced to live on handouts from pals and family.
Jason and Victoria Jones
For newlyweds, Jason and Victoria's win couldn't have come at a better time.
Married for only a month when they scooped the £2.3million jackpot in 2004.
Twelve years later, Jason and Victoria say their win ruined their lives.
After buying a lavish home, a £70,000 sports car and a property portfolio in Wiltshire, it seemed nothing could go wrong.
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