EuroMillions Winner Remains Silent
Updated: Thursday 24th April 2014
The UK National Lottery player who won the EuroMillions jackpot of £113,019,926 on Friday 8 October has remained conspicuously silent since the draw took place, and we still don’t know if the lottery winner was an individual or a syndicate. Although one person has posted what appears to be the winning ticket on his Facebook page, no formal claim for the prize has been made and so most visitors the social networking site are assuming that the member is simply playing a practical joke on the world at large. Of course, if the ‘practical joker’ turns out to be the genuine article, we will let you know as soon as that fact is confirmed.
Speculation about why the EuroMillions winner hasn’t made themselves known to lottery organisers in the UK is rife, and several possible explanations are equally reasonable. The first is that the winner simply doesn’t realise that they have won, and is right now going about his or her daily business completely oblivious to the fact that they are the rightful owner of a nine-figure fortune.
It is also possible that the EuroMillions winner is away on a business trip or a family holiday. They may still be ignorant of the fact that they have won, or they may be well aware of their win and be keeping their winning ticket safe until they are able to make their claim on their return.
Yet another explanation for why the winner hasn’t yet claimed their prize is that they may be taking a few days to come to terms with their success. Although lottery winners in the UK don’t have to make their win public, winning more than £113 million means that tabloid newspapers will be only too keen to identify them regardless. If the owner of the jackpot ticket is a regular lottery player then he or she will be aware of how much publicity they could get as the winner of the biggest every National Lottery prize in UK history, and they might therefore be laying low deliberately until they feel brave enough to make themselves known.
We would once again urge anyone who plays EuroMillions to check their tickets against the lottery results to see if they might be the elusive winner of the record-breaking jackpot. If you have already done that and you aren’t the £113 million winner, buy lottery tickets online today and you could still win a jackpot in the Lotto game on Wednesday 13 October or in the EuroMillions game on Friday 15 October.Published: Tuesday 12th October 2010
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