EuroMillions Jackpot of £58 Million Won in the UK
The UK crowned its second EuroMillions jackpot winner of the year on Friday night as one lucky player snapped up £58 million. The National Lottery has already received a claim for the prize, which ranks as the country’s 20th-largest in history.
The winning numbers for 17th April were 16, 28, 32, 37 and 45, plus Lucky Stars 1 and 11. There were 436,908 winning tickets sold in the UK across all the prize tiers - and more than 1.2 million altogether in all the participating countries. Among the other winners, one UK ticket holder in the Match 5 + 1 Lucky Star category pocketed £170,723.
The Millionaire Maker raffle also guarantees that one player gets a £1 million prize in every draw, and on Friday the winning code was HQNQ61360. Go to the EuroMillions Results page for more information about the draw, including a full prize breakdown.
The jackpot had rolled over for seven draws in a row prior to Friday night’s draw, creating a huge top prize for fans all over the continent - the biggest to have been seen on EuroMillions since a Superdraw offered £110 million on Friday 7th February.
The winner had 180 days to stake a claim for the prize but has acted very quickly to get in touch, with the National Lottery confirming over the weekend that they had already made contact.
The claim will now go through the usual validation process before the full £58,366,487.50 can be paid out. The winner will then have to decide whether to stay anonymous or go public and share their story.
If they decide to stay private, no more information will be released about the ticket, where it was sold or even whether it belongs to an individual or a syndicate.
Second UK Jackpot of 2020
The only other jackpot to have been won in the UK this year came back on 17th March. They landed £57 million but did not come forward straight away and it was revealed a couple of weeks later that the ticket was sold in South Ayrshire in Scotland. The winner finally staked their claim on Friday, just before the latest jackpot was given away.
The EuroMillions jackpot will now reset to £14 million for Tuesday night’s draw. Players have been reminded that they can take part online and that they should only purchase tickets from retailers as part of their essential shop.
Draws are scheduled to continue every Tuesday and Friday as normal, although there are limits on how far in advance you can play at the current time due to the uncertainty over what may happen with coronavirus. Check the latest results after every draw.Published: Monday 20th April 2020
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