UK EuroMillions Winner Claims £73 Million Prize
Last Updated: Friday 9th May 2014, 15:41 pm
The £73 million jackpot winner from last Friday’s EuroMillions draw has come forward to claim their life-changing prize. The lucky winner contacted lottery officials on Thursday afternoon but we are waiting to hear if they plan to accept their £73 million prize publicly.
The prize is the eighth largest jackpot won in UK lottery history and makes the lucky winner richer than Britain's wealthiest sportsman, F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, who has a personal fortune of £68 million, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
This latest EuroMillions jackpot win is the second time this year that a UK player has struck it lucky to win a EuroMillions jackpot. The first was on 14th March when Neil Trotter, a mechanic from South London, matched the winning numbers to take home the £107 million jackpot. Trotter accepted his prize publicly at a press conference held just four days after the draw and said he planned to buy a house with a drive large enough to accommodate a fleet of supercars.
Trotter hit the headlines again recently when it has emerged that his name is being used in a EuroMillions scam. The email scam came to light towards the end of last month and informs potential victims that they have been selected by Trotter to receive a proportion of his £107 million win. Police have confirmed that the emails are in no way associated with the EuroMillions winner and have strongly urged that anyone who receives an email claiming to be from Trotter to report it to Action Fraud.