UK Player Wins £105 Million on the National Lottery’s 25th Birthday
Last Updated: Wednesday 20th November 2019, 12:05
A UK player received the ultimate gift on the National Lottery’s 25th birthday, as their EuroMillions numbers came up and they won a jackpot worth £105 million.
The draw on Tuesday 19th November was eagerly anticipated throughout Europe after soaring past £100 million on the back of 11 rollovers in a row. The winning numbers were 8, 10, 15, 30 and 42, plus Lucky Stars 4 and 6.
Among the 27 million entries purchased for the draw across all nine participating countries, only one matched the full line and it was quickly announced that the winner came from the UK. Another UK player won £1 million after matching the Millionaire Maker code ZMSF62402. Check out more details about the draw on the EuroMillions Results page.
Six UK Jackpot Winners This Year
The EuroMillions jackpot has been won 12 times this year and half of those have been UK winners. The biggest of the lot came just last month when a single ticket scooped £170 million on Tuesday 8th October after an extraordinary run which saw the jackpot roll over from its minimum value all the way to its maximum amount.
The majority of big UK winners, including the player who pocketed £170 million, have opted to remain anonymous, but there have been a couple of winners this year who have been happy to go public. Northern Irish couple Patrick and Frances Connolly revealed that they would be sharing their £114 million with friends and family after they won on 1st January, while Hereford’s Ade Goodchild said he would spend his £71 million on a new house and travelling the world.
The latest winner will be able to decide whether they want anonymity or publicity when they claim their prize. They have 180 days to come forward, so no more information will be revealed about the winning ticket at this stage. If the prize remains unclaimed after two weeks, the National Lottery will announce the area in which the ticket was bought.
National Lottery Birthday Celebrations Continue
The National Lottery has created 5,550 new millionaires since its first draw took place on 19th November 1994, so to deliver one of its biggest wins in 25 years was a fitting way to mark its birthday.
A number of other events have also been held or scheduled to celebrate the anniversary, and this Saturday there will be a £25 million ‘Birthday Jackpot’ on offer in Lotto. The jackpot must be won on the night, so if nobody matches all the numbers the other cash prizes will be far larger than normal.
You can use National Lottery tickets to access special offers for tourist attractions across the UK from 23rd November to 1st December as part of the 2019 #ThanksToYou campaign, while more exciting draws are set to take place over Christmas. The EuroMillions jackpot, meanwhile, will now reset to £14 million for the next draw on Friday.