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French player wins €162 million in EuroMillions lottery

The person, who has not yet come forward, has 60 days to collect their winnings 

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The €162 million sum is the fifth largest EuroMillions win in France Pic: Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock

A single ticket holder in France has won €162 million in the EuroMillions lottery. It is the fifth biggest win ever in France, the country’s national lottery operator Française des Jeux announced. 

The person, who has not yet come forward, has 60 days to claim their prize. All EuroMillions players have the option to remain anonymous. 

The winning combination was 50, 20, 41, 42, 01 and the Lucky Stars were 03 and 07.

Details of where the winning ticket was bought will be revealed once the prize has been claimed. 

Last month, a woman from Tahiti in French Polynesia won €220 million, the biggest EuroMillions jackpot in history. It was the first time she had played in the EuroMillions. She chose to remain anonymous.

French Polynesia, located in the South Pacific, is an overseas collectivity of France.

EuroMillions is a trans-national lottery that was launched in 2004.

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