The ticket holder, who had 180 days in which to claim their reward, wasted little time in contacting National Lottery officials to arrange collection of their prize and become the recipient of the seventh largest jackpot amount in UK EuroMillions history. Once the lucky ticket had been verified, the player was presented with their cheque and headed off to begin their new life as a multi-millionaire.
Naturally, the UK National Lottery’s senior winners’ advisor Andy Carter was on hand to offer his congratulations to the successful entrant. He also reminded other British EuroMillions enthusiasts that they were lending a helping hand to the nation by playing on a regular basis: “By buying a ticket for this or any other National Lottery game, every player is helping to raise money for good causes,” he said. “On average, over £30 million is raised every week for projects across the UK, both big and small, from repairing Scout huts to making Olympic and Paralympic champions.”
The Superdraw ticket holder wasn’t the only player to prosper this week as a UK Millionaire Maker prize winner made contact with lottery officials. The claimant, known only as Mr H from Dorset, also struck gold on Friday evening as he collected £1 million. The retiree, who purchased his entry online, plans to spend his fortune on treating his family and buying gifts for children. "Huge congratulations to Mr H for winning this fantastic prize without even touching a ticket – after a few simple clicks he has become a millionaire,” Carter told reporters.
If you would like to win a EuroMillions prize of your own, this Friday’s draw will give you the chance to add an estimated £25 million to your bank account. To enter, you can pick your numbers online or play through any authorised retailer. And don’t forget to check your UK Millionaire Maker code, printed at the bottom of every ticket, for an additional chance to win big. Good luck!