By HANNAH ROBERTS
Frenzy: Ticket sales for last Friday's Euromillions draw hit three million an hour - and there is expected to be another huge rush ahead of tonight's £166m draw
Within minutes they became one of the richest people in the country.
A single ticket holder in Britain was last night rich beyond their wildest dreams after winning the record-breaking £161 EuroMillions lottery jackpot.
The astonishing haul is the biggest ever win in the EuroMillions draw.
It is not known whether the lucky winner - who correctly predicted all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars in the draw - is an individual or a syndicate.
Instantly rich: A single winner of tonight's jackpot would become 418th on the Sunday Times Rich List alongside David and Victoria Beckham and Theo Paphitis
The owner of the ticket - identity currently unknown – has overnight been catapulted into a Premier league of millionaires.
The immense pay-out places them 418th place in the UK rich list.
The mammoth win has overnight made the golden ticket holders almost as rich as the Beckhams- who have a combined fortune of £165 million.
The jackpot had been capped after a series of rollovers made it the largest ever in the UK.
A National Lottery spokesman said: ‘This is amazing news.