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Player scoops £40 million in seventh UK EuroMillions win of the year

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Tuesday’s winning EuroMillions numbers are 18, 31, 32, 38, 48, with Lucky Stars 04 and 12.

A lucky ticket-holder has become the seventh UK EuroMillions winner this year – scooping £40 million.

Tuesday’s winning EuroMillions numbers are 18, 31, 32, 38, 48, with Lucky Stars 04 and 12.

The winner will take home £40,957,696.60.

The result comes just weeks after West Sussex couple 42-year-old builder Steve Thomson and his wife Lenka won £105 million.

Self-employed builder Steve Thomson, 42, and his wife Lenka Thomson, 41, celebrate their £105 million EuroMillions win (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Self-employed builder Steve Thomson, 42, and his wife Lenka Thomson, 41, celebrate their £105 million EuroMillions win (Andrew Matthews/PA)

“Tonight’s big winner has scooped the seventh EuroMillions jackpot banked in the UK this year.”

Speaking about his huge win last month, father-of-three Mr Thomson said he felt like he was having a heart attack when he realised he had the winning numbers on his Lucky Dip ticket.

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He said landing the jackpot meant “it’s going to be a good Christmas”, but pledged he would not give up his job.

Mr Thomson said his and his wife’s priority would be buying a new house with a bedroom each for their daughter and their two sons, who currently share in a “shoebox” three-bedroom house in Selsey, West Sussex.

Euromillions winners
Frances Connolly, 52, and Patrick Connolly, 54, from Moira in Northern Ireland, who scooped a £115 million EuroMillions jackpot in the New Year’s Day lottery draw (Liam McBurney/PA)

The previous biggest UK winners were Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, who won £161 million in July 2011.

A £123 million jackpot was won by a UK ticket-holder in June and a UK winner
scooped £38 million on the EuroMillions in April.

Ade Goodchild, from Hereford, bagged £71 million on March 15 and Patrick and Frances Connolly, from Northern Ireland, won £114.9 million on New Year’s Day.

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