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UK Player Wins £79 Million EuroMillions Jackpot

A UK ticket holder has become the country’s biggest EuroMillions winner of the year after landing a jackpot worth more than £79 million on Tuesday night. The UK has now been the scene of five jackpot wins since the start of 2020.

Winning EuroMillions Numbers

The top prize had rolled over six times in a row prior to the draw on Tuesday 27th October, having most recently been won by a French player on Friday 2nd October. On this occasion it was a UK participant who pocketed the full amount, as they had the only entry which matched the numbers 13, 15, 28, 32 and 44, plus Lucky Stars 3 and 12.

There were more than 1.6 million winning tickets in total, with prizes given away in all 13 categories. See the EuroMillions Results for a full breakdown of all the prize amounts and to find out how many winners came from each of the nine participating countries. You can also view the winning Millionaire Maker code, which turned another UK player into an instant millionaire.

Everyone who entered the game has now been urged to check whether they won the top prize. Andy Carter, the UK National Lottery’s Senior Winners’ Advisor, said straight after the draw: “It’s amazing news for a UK ticket holder who has scooped tonight’s amazing £79 million EuroMillions jackpot.”

All UK winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to come forward and claim prizes. Check out the How to Claim page to find out what you need to do next if you think you have won a prize of any amount, even the eight-figure jackpot.

The big winner from Tuesday night will have to think about whether to remain anonymous or go public. It is entirely their decision, and the majority of players end up staying private rather than sharing their story with the world.

UK Winners in 2020

Of the four previous UK winners in 2020, only Ryan Hoyle from Rochdale has opted for publicity. He scooped £58 million on 17th April and revealed that he had to celebrate with his family in a socially distanced way due to coronavirus restrictions. He said he was looking forward to retiring early, taking his daughter to Disneyland and building a new home.

Hoyle’s £58 million win had been the biggest lottery payout in the UK all year prior to Tuesday night. A mystery ticket holder from South Ayrshire also picked up £57 million right on the deadline for claiming their prize, while there were back-to-back jackpot wins for the UK at the end of May.

The jackpot for the next draw will be £15 million (€17 million), while another gigantic top prize is guaranteed in a few weeks after a Superdraw was announced for Friday 20th November. Keep up to date with all the latest events, including if the £79 million winner goes public, on Euro-Millions.com.

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Published: Wed, 28 October 2020 - 8:20am
Last Updated: Wed, 28 October 2020 - 8:55am
Published By: Euro-Millions.com