Britons share £90m lottery prize07-11-2009
Two British tickets shared the 100m euros (£90m) EuroMillions jackpot on Friday, according to operator Camelot.
A spokesman said neither ticketholder had yet come forward to claim their £45,570,835.50 - the largest lottery prizes ever paid out in the UK.
If one person, rather than a syndicate, owns either ticket it will also be the UK's biggest ever individual win.
In May, a ticket bought in Spain broke the European lottery's record by netting a 126m euros (£110m) jackpot.
A Camelot spokesman said on Saturday that the two lucky ticketholders from Friday's draw had not yet been identified.
"We are looking forward to the winners coming forward," he said. "We have no valid claims so far."
Until now, the biggest ever single win was by former Royal Mail worker Angela Kelly, from Airth Castle, near Falkirk, who scooped £35.4m in August 2007.
She offered her congratulations to the latest millionaires "on taking my National Lottery title".
"My win has enabled me to bring a great deal of happiness to my friends and family, which has in turn made me very happy," she said.
"I wish the new winner the best of luck."
Mark Gardiner, of Hastings, East Sussex, shared £22,590,829 with Paul Maddison in June 1995.
He said: "I'd say to the winner - enjoy yourself, do the one thing you have always wanted to do or buy, treat yourself with an impulse purchase and then take two steps back to let it all sink in."
The winning numbers on Friday were 19, 43, 45, 34, 11 and the Lucky Star numbers were 5 and 9.
Nine European countries participate in the EuroMillions lottery - the UK, the Irish Republic, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Past Lottery winners sent their congratulations to the ticket holders.
By: BBC News
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