UK ticket-holder celebrates new year with £39m EuroMillions jackpot

A lucky UK ticket-holder has started 2021 by scooping a £39 million EuroMillions jackpot.

The winning numbers were 16, 28, 32, 44 and 48 with the lucky stars 01 and 09.

Just one ticket won the £39,774,466.40 jackpot.

Camelot's Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at the National Lottery, said: "What an amazing start to 2021 for UK EuroMillions players.

"One UK winner has scooped tonight's entire £39 million EuroMillions jackpot and 10 lucky players have walked away with £1 million each in the special UK Millionaire Maker New Year's Day event.

"Players are being urged to check their tickets online via the National Lottery app or website, or in their local shop, and to give us a call to claim the first big prizes of 2021."

Nobody won the EuroMillons Hotpicks jackpot which uses the same numbers as the main draw but one winner scooped the Thunderball top prize of £500,000.

The Thunderball numbers were 13, 17, 30, 34, 35 and the Thunderball was 01.

Mr Carter added: "National Lottery players make a huge difference to National Lottery Good Causes across the country raising, on average, around £30 million every week.

"Thanks to National Lottery players, over £800 million has been distributed to date across the UK to help tackle the impact of coronavirus, including more than £400 million to support the most vulnerable in our communities."

Tuesday's EuroMillions jackpot is an estimated £15 million.