The top prize had surged upwards ahead of the draw on 2nd April, following nine consecutive rollovers. The winning numbers for Friday were 4, 21, 34, 40 and 47, plus Lucky Stars 2 and 5, and there was one ticket throughout the whole of Europe which proved to be an exact match.
The winning entry was sold in the UK and the lucky participant has wasted no time in coming forward, with confirmation coming through already that they have made a claim.
A validation process will now be carried out before the prize can be paid out. No more information will be disclosed about the winner unless they decide to go public.
Andy Carter, the National Lottery’s Senior Winners’ Advisor, said: “What an Easter weekend for one lucky player. They have become the fifth biggest winner in UK National Lottery history and have a fortune which can make their dreams come true.
“We will now look to support the ticket holder through the process and help them to start to enjoy their life-changing win.”
Big EuroMillions Wins
The latest win ranks as the largest EuroMillions payout seen in the UK since an anonymous player won a national record of £170 million on 8th October 2019.
The only other bigger jackpots to have been won in the UK are a £161 million prize that went to Chris and Colin Weir in July 2011, a £148 million jackpot that was claimed by the Bayfords in August 2012, and a £123 million Superdraw jackpot won in June 2019.
It is the second time the jackpot has been won in the UK since the start of 2021, following a £39 million payout in the New Year’s Day draw.
This year has also seen a Swiss player become the biggest winner in EuroMillions history, landing a jackpot worth €210 million (£182 million) on 26th February.
The jackpot will now reset to £14 million (€17 million) following Friday’s win, setting up the chance for someone else to scoop a multimillion-pound fortune. You can take part online or by visiting an authorised retailer in one of the participating countries.