UK EuroMillions Winner Claims £24.7 Million Windfall
16th February 2016 10:00 AM
Friday 12th February’s UK EuroMillions jackpot winner has claimed their £24.7 million (€32 million) prize and has chosen to remain anonymous. The claim was made on Saturday, just hours after the draw was held in Paris, and has now been validated, meaning the money will soon show up in their bank account.
Players across Europe will be hoping for a similarly swift injection of cash after tonight’s EuroMillions draw, which offers a jackpot of £11 million (€15 million). You could ignore the smart shirts hung up in your wardrobe, crisply pressed at the weekend in preparation for the week ahead, and dig out your beachwear instead. With a multimillion-pound EuroMillions prize to your name, you could be swapping the rat race for the sunlounger within days.
If you do match all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars tonight, you would have to decide whether you would prefer to stay private or go public with your win. Friday’s EuroMillions winner will have taken advice on the best course of action for their personal situation before opting to stay out of the limelight. Going public could lead to you receiving begging letters or unwanted attention, but could you keep the win a secret due to the lifestyle changes that will surely come with tonight’s £11 million top prize? Take a look at the Publicity page for the pros and cons of both options and details of the support you receive from lottery officials, no matter which decision you make.
Friday’s winner was the first UK ticket holder to scoop the EuroMillions jackpot in 2016 after nine of their compatriots achieved the same honour in 2015. If you would like to add your name to the list of winners of this pan-European lottery, you can buy EuroMillions tickets online or from authorised retailers up until 7:30pm GMT (8:30pm CET) today. Good luck!
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