Lotto Winner Stakes Claim For £21 Million Jackpot
Last Updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 09:44
The £21 million Lotto jackpot from Saturday 12th May has been claimed, little more than a week after the draw took place. A single player matched all six main numbers and has now been congratulated by National Lottery officials after wasting little time in coming forward.
The lucky ticket holder picked the numbers 1, 15, 21, 30, 35 and 44, becoming the biggest Lotto winner of the year. They had up to 180 days to stake a claim for the fabulous eight-figure sum, but the wait did not last long.
Andy Carter, the National Lottery’s Senior Winners’ Advisor, said: “Another amazing Lotto jackpot winner in 2018 can now start to enjoy their life-changing fortune. We will now look to support the winner as they take the first steps to enjoy this incredible win.”
No more information will be released about whether the jackpot was won by an individual or a syndicate, or where the ticket was bought, unless the winner decides to go public.
Winner Could Buy A Car For Every Day of the Week
The Lotto winner certainly has a huge range of options for what they might like to do with their newfound wealth, and they might just be inspired by the story of Tom Naylor. Motoring fanatic Tom won a £15.5 million National Lottery jackpot back in 2001 and now has a car collection worth more than £1 million, with a different vehicle for every day of the week.
The 62-year-old former lorry driver, who has moved from Wednesbury into a luxury home in South Staffordshire, first bought a Jaguar XJR for £150,000 when he hit the jackpot 17 years ago. He still drives it today and it remains his wife Rita’s favourite car, but he also has a number of other luxurious options.
The most expensive is a limited edition Jaguar HJ220 with a top speed of 214mph and a value of £500,000, while he also has a Mustang V8 worth £45,000 and a Jaguar F-Type convertible worth £55,000 for sunny days when he wants to drive with the roof down.
As a big James Bond fan, Tom has also decided to splash out on a couple of Aston Martin DB9s, worth £170,000 and £150,000, while he also spent £30,000 on a Land Rover Discovery, which he describes as his ‘shopping trolley’. Whether he wants to work on his garden, move furniture or just go shopping, the Discovery is Tom’s weekend workhorse.
Tom said: “If I was doing it myself I would be spending all day washing them. There is a guy who I trust to clean the cars and he spends hours on each one. They look immaculate by the time he has finished with them.”
According to a National Lottery survey, lottery millionaires buy an average of four cars for themselves and their family, with Land Rovers and Range Rovers by far the most popular choice.
Could Wednesday’s Draw Help You Get a New Set of Wheels?
The survey also reported that a quarter of lottery winners rate their car as their favourite purchase, so it could well be that the latest multimillionaire has their sights on at least one new set of wheels.
If you would like to upgrade your old banger, you might want to think about taking part in the next Lotto draw on Wednesday night. There’s a £6.4 million jackpot up for grabs following a second successive rollover on Saturday, and you can play now through an authorised retailer or by joining an online syndicate. Good luck!