National Lottery jackpot: Record £35.1m Lotto win claimed

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A £35.1m Lotto jackpot - the biggest prize in the UK game's history - has been claimed by a single ticket, lottery operator Camelot has said.

The ticket matched the winning numbers in Wednesday's draw - 50, 57, 31, 17, 41 and 15 - to win £35,133,888.

Camelot has not revealed whether a syndicate or an individual held the ticket, or where it was bought.

The jackpot beats the previous record prize, won by two tickets that shared £66m in January.

Wednesday's jackpot will be paid out at a ticket validation appointment, and the winner will then decide whether or not to go public and share their news, Camelot said.

What can £35.1m buy?

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An entire village in North Yorkshire, with cash spare for renovating your 21-bed mansion

An 8ft yellow and blue painting by Mark Rothko

Seven private Rolling Stones concerts

A rare Blue Moon diamond, set in a ring

A shopping centre, home to an Argos and a Poundland, in Barking, east London

The National Lottery said it was delighted that the "life-changing win" had been claimed.

In January, David and Carol Martin, a couple from the Scottish Borders, shared the £66m jackpot with another winner, who chose to remain anonymous.

The prize, which was the result of 15 rollovers, broke a 21-year-old record.

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A few weeks later, Gerry and Lisa Cannings, from Deeping St James, near Peterborough, won £32.5m.

They waited a week to claim their prize because they were having their house redecorated.

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Media captionCarole Martin thought her husband David was joking when he said they had won

The record prior to January's win was a jackpot of £22.5m, claimed by two business partners from St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, in 1995.

National Lottery jackpots have been dwarfed in recent years by those won by British winners of the Euromillions lottery.

Money for that prize comes from ticket sales in a number of European countries and the jackpot often rolls over for many weeks.

The biggest UK Euromillions winners are Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, who collected £161.6m in 2011.

What previous winners said

"When she won the lottery she was sitting here crying. It was too much stress for her" - Mother of Jane Park, who won £1m at the age of 17

"It will enrich her life so much and that's the most important thing on the agenda" - Paul and Debbie Lawton, who planned to use their £6.9m helping their three children, including their eldest daughter Tracey who has cerebral palsy

"Being Trotters we were always going to be millionaires one day" - Neil Trotter, who won £107.9m on the Euromillions lottery

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