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UK Ticket Holder Lands Incredible £121.3 Million EuroMillions Jackpot

A EuroMillions ticket holder from the UK has become an overnight multi-millionaire after landing an incredible £121.3 million jackpot, becoming the country’s third-biggest lottery winner of all time.

The Winning Numbers

The single winning jackpot ticket was bought in the UK for the draw on Tuesday 24th April, matching the main numbers 20, 23, 28, 30 and 44, and Lucky Stars 3 and 7. There were 29,374,416 entries from all nine participating countries, with 2.4 million people collecting a variety of prizes, including a sole Match 5 and 1 Lucky Star UK winner of £199,921.

The two UK Millionaire Maker Codes drawn were JHDT54196 and ZHFD80686, and a full prize breakdown can be found on our Results page. The night belonged to the UK’s latest jackpot winner, and although their identity is not yet known, they have 180 days from the draw date to come forward and claim their prize. They’ve also become the 72nd EuroMillions jackpot winner from the UK.

Why Was The Jackpot So High?

The first EuroMillions Superdraw of the year was held on Friday 20th April, pushing the jackpot up from £22 million to £114 million. That jackpot then rolled over, leading to the astonishing £121.3 million jackpot.

Rollovers from previous Superdraws have led to record jackpot amounts, such as the one on Friday 15th September 2017 that rolled over to reach the €190 million jackpot cap before it was won by a Spanish ticket holder.

However, the jackpot cap wasn’t needed this time as the monumental jackpot was claimed in only the second draw after the Superdraw, resulting in a huge night of celebration for the UK-based ticket holder.   

What Can The Winner Do Now?

The winning jackpot ticket is valid until Sunday 21st October, so the winner can either come forward straight away to claim their prize or wait a period of time to let it sink in before doing so. When the winner decides the time is right, they must contact National Lottery officials – who have champagne on ice – to begin the process of receiving the £121.3 million. The winner must also decide whether to go public or remain anonymous, as explained on the How to Claim page.

A life of luxury awaits, with the winner now able to afford lavish properties in the Mediterranean, top-of-range cars and designer clothes from some of the world’s most expensive brands. However, the UK ticket holder might not yet realise they are actually the jackpot winner, so all players should double-check their tickets carefully and sign their name on the back. It should be kept in a safe, secure place before contact is made with National Lottery officials.

Follow In Their Footsteps

The £121.3 million UK winner is the country’s third biggest lottery winner of all time, just behind North Ayshire’s Chris and Colin Weir, who landed £161 million in 2011, and Adrian and Gillian Bayford from Suffolk, who won over £148 million in August 2012.

This Friday’s EuroMillions jackpot has been reset to £14 million following this sensational win, so if you’re feeling inspired by the Weir’s, Bayford’s and the latest jackpot winner, join a syndicate today ahead of the next draw.

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Published: Wed, 25 April 2018 - 10:18am
Last Updated: Fri, 20 November 2020 - 9:03am
Published By: Euro-Millions.com