UK EuroMillions Winner Claims £51.8 Million Prize
15th April 2016 10:15 AM
A claim has been made on Tuesday night’s £51.8 million (€65 million) EuroMillions jackpot, the third of the year to be won by a UK ticket holder. The lucky player contacted lottery bosses on Thursday and now faces an agonising wait for the details of their win to be verified before the money can be transferred to their bank account.
Tuesday’s success follows wins for UK players of £24.7 million (€32 million) and £24.6 million (€31.3 million) on Friday 12th February and Tuesday 23rd February respectively. This strong start to 2016 has seen the UK tie level with Portugal in third place on the table of total jackpot wins in the history of the game. Both countries have produced 58 top prize winners since 2004, with the last time a Portuguese player matched all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars landing on Friday 18th March. France is the most successful EuroMillions nation with 78 jackpots, followed by Spain on 76, and you can find out more at the EuroMillions Winners page.
If the latest lucky participant’s win is verified, they will sit just outside the top ten UK EuroMillions winners of all time, just behind Richard and Angela Maxwell of Coningsby in Lincolnshire who banked £53.1 million on 31st March 2015. The brand new millionaire will also find themselves richer than celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey (worth £40 million) and model Katie Price (£45 million), and on a par with comedian Ricky Gervais, who has amassed a fortune of £51 million from hit shows such as The Office and Extras.
If you would like to join the jet set, you need to buy EuroMillions tickets for tonight’s £11 million (€15 million) jackpot draw. UK players are also automatically entered into Millionaire Maker, which guarantees to pay out £1 million to one lucky ticket holder. Good luck!
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