The winner left it more than a week to stake a claim for their prize, making contact with National Lottery details nine days after the draw took place. It had been revealed in the meantime that the ticket had been sold in a store rather than online, but the area where the entry was purchased would only have been released after two weeks.
The prize was validated a few days after the winner came forward. They decided to remain anonymous, so no details were released about whether it was an individual or a syndicate, or what they plan to do with the money.
In addition to the £123,458,008 jackpot winner, one UK player won a guaranteed £1 million in the Millionaire Maker draw after matching the winning code VFMF 87851. View full draw details and results for 11th June 2019 draw.
The enormous jackpot was created by a Superdraw last Friday night, when the top prize was bumped up to €130 million (£115 million). Nobody won the Superdraw, so the jackpot rolled over to Tuesday.
It was one of the largest jackpots to have been seen on the game in recent years, and the biggest since an Irish family syndicate claimed €175 million in February. It was quickly announced that the only ticket to match all the numbers had been sold in the UK, with National Lottery officials leading the congratulations.
Andy Carter, senior winners' advisor at The National Lottery, said, "This year has been truly incredible for UK EuroMillions players - with four jackpot winners so far on these shores. Patrick and Frances Connolly from Northern Ireland won the £114.9 million EuroMillions jackpot in the draw on New Year's Day, Ade Goodchild banked £71 million in March and an anonymous ticket-holder bagged £35.2 million in April.”
Third-Biggest UK Jackpot Winner
While the majority of prizes are claimed anonymously, the two biggest UK winners have been happy to go public with their stories. Chris and Colin Weir still hold the national record thanks to their £161 million windfall back in July 2011, while Adrian and Gillian Bayford landed £148 million in August 2012. Take a look at the biggest EuroMillions jackpot winners since the game started, after the latest winner instantly became the UK's third-largest winner.
There have now been 78 jackpots won in the UK, placing the country third on the list of the most successful countries behind France (90) and Spain (89). However, the UK has had more winners than anywhere else in 2019.
If you think you might have won a prize anytime in the last 180 days, use the EuroMillions Checker to find out how well your numbers have fared. You can also take part in the next draw to give yourself a chance of becoming the next big winner.