Lucky Player Waits For Two Weeks
The lucky ticket holder matched the numbers 3, 8, 26, 33 and 45, plus the Lucky Stars 7 and 10. It was announced straight away that the only winner on the night had played in the UK, but nobody came forward in the first week and National Lottery officials appealed for players to check their tickets.
UK players have 180 days to claim prizes, but there were a few doubts over whether the winner had maybe gone on holiday and forgotten to check the results. Another possibility was that they been ‘caught up in a World Cup frenzy’ as the draw in question had been held on the same night as one of the semi-finals.
The National Lottery planned to disclose more information this week about where the ticket had been bought, but the winner has now got in touch with them. “The whopping £57.9M EuroMillions jackpot won by a UK ticket-holder in the draw on 10th July has been claimed! Huge congratulations to the very lucky winner!” the National Lottery said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Senior Winners’ Advisor Andy Carter added: “What an amazing win for one lucky UK ticket holder. This win ranks at number 14 in the list of the biggest ever National Lottery winners and we look forward to helping them begin to enjoy their win.”
Biggest EuroMillions Winners
Colin and Chris Weir hold the record for the largest lottery win in the UK after landing £161.6 million back in July 2011. The jackpot cap at that time was €185 million, and it has since gone up to €190 million. Go to the EuroMillions Winners page to read about the ten biggest prizes to have ever been given away on the game.
The latest big UK win still ranks as one of the top five jackpots of 2018, and the fortunate player nwo faces a decision over whether to go public or not. They can decide to reveal their name and tell their story, or stay anonymous if they would prefer to stay out of the spotlight. Visit the Publicity page to see what previous winners have done and see if it helps you to decide what you would do in the event of a big win.
EuroMillions Jackpot Stands at £42 Million
The EuroMillions jackpot has already climbed back up to £42 million ahead of the next draw on Friday night, giving players across the nine participating nations another chance to pick up a phenomenal prize. You can take part online to try and become the next big winner. Good luck!