EuroMillions Player Wins £57 Million Jackpot
Updated: Wednesday 18th March 2020
The UK has its latest EuroMillions winner after a ticket matched all the winning numbers to scoop its owner a breath-taking £57.9 million in Tuesday’s draw.
The National Lottery is urging players to check their entries but has confirmed the jackpot has been won by a single UK ticket holder. The winning numbers were 05, 07, 08, 16 and 20, with the two Lucky Stars being 02 and 12.
A spokesperson for the National Lottery said it was a ‘brilliant result’ and urged players to ‘check their tickets to see if their wildest dreams have come true’. Go to the EuroMillions Results page to see a full prize breakdown.
December Jackpot Finally Claimed
The news of the latest UK winner comes hot on the heels of Camelot revealing that a £40 million jackpot dating back to 3rd December has finally been claimed.
A couple of weeks after the draw had been made, it was announced that the winning ticket had been sold in Dorset – but by 2 January – the first key deadline in the claims process, nobody had come forward.
All National Lottery prizes must be claimed within 180 days after a draw, so the winner of the £40 million had until 31st May 2020 to claim their prize. With the clock ticking down, it seemed increasingly likely that nobody was going to come forward, as most jackpots, especially of that size, are claimed within the first few weeks.
However, a spokesperson for the National Lottery confirmed that somebody had come forward and did have the winning ticket. They said, “We’re delighted that the winner of this amazing prize has now come forward and that they can now start to enjoy their huge win. Players should check their tickets every time they play, wherever convenient."
No further details were available about the winner or why it took so long for them to come forward, but it could be that they decided not to rush to claim their money and instead sought financial advice first.
Any prizes that are unclaimed after 180 days, plus any generated interest, is handed over to the Good Causes Fund to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK, covering areas such as Sport, Arts, Heritage, Education, Health and other charitable causes.
The Good Causes Fund has so far received an incredible £40 billion since it was launched in 1994, with many people benefiting from the scheme.Published: Wednesday 18th March 2020
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