Briton scoops record 185 million euros in lottery win

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A Briton Tuesday won a record 185 million euros in the Euro Millions lottery, the Francaise des Jeux announced.

The previous record holder was also a player from Britain who won 129 million euros ($181 million) in October 2010, the French national lottery said.

The Euro Millions lottery, launched in 2004, is now played by nine countries across western Europe: Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

© 2011 AFP

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