£77.7 Million UK EuroMillions Winner Makes Claim
Last Updated: Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 14:02
The UK player who won half of Friday’s £155.5 million EuroMillions jackpot has already contacted National Lottery officials to make a claim. The lucky ticket holder shared the reward with a Spanish participant, who played their winning line in Cadiz. They are the first EuroMillions jackpot winners of 2018.
The winning EuroMillions line for Friday 23rd February was 10, 17, 18, 28 and 47 with Lucky Stars 3 and 7, and more than a million UK players won prizes on a night that saw nearly five million awards distributed across the continent.
In addition to the main draw, there were two £1 million UK Millionaire Maker prizes paid out, along with 25 European Millionaire Maker windfalls of the same amount. Five of those European raffle awards were snapped up in the UK, making it the second most successful nation behind Spain, which clinched seven of the special prizes.
It was the second European Millionaire Maker draw to be held since the game was announced, along with a host of other EuroMillions changes, in September 2016.
UK EuroMillions Winner
All that is currently known about the UK EuroMillions winner is that have made their claim with the National Lottery. They called the lottery’s claims line over the weekend to register their success, and will have provided the claims team with information from their ticket to prove they possess the winning slip.
During that call, they will have set up a meeting with a winners’ advisor to verify the claim. As long as there are no issues during that process, they could receive their windfall early this week and begin mansion and sportscar shopping in time for the weekend.
Go Public or Stay Private?
A big decision for the winner to make is whether to go public with their good news or to remain anonymous. Many big winners prefer to try and stay private in order to protect themselves from unwanted attention, begging letters and the like. However, keeping your big win a secret can also prove difficult, especially if you suddenly quit work and move into a home that you couldn’t previously ever have dreamt of buying.
Friday’s UK winner is due to receive the country’s tenth biggest EuroMillions prize of all time. Of the nine winners above them in the list, four opted for publicity for their win and five stayed anonymous.
Tuesday’s EuroMillions Draw
You can buy EuroMillions tickets for Tuesday night’s £14 million draw at retailers across the country, with sales closing at 7:30pm on the day. Alternatively, pick your EuroMillions lines online now and benefit from services such as an email that arrives soon after the draw telling you whether you have won a prize, which means you will never miss out on making a claim.