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Search Begins For £76 Million EuroMillions Jackpot Winner

Search Begins For £76 Million EuroMillions Jackpot Winner

EuroMillions players in the UK have been urged to check their tickets after a single ticket matched the full winning line in Friday night’s draw. The jackpot was worth a gigantic £76.3 million, making it one of the largest prizes seen on the game all year.

Winning EuroMillions Numbers

The numbers drawn on Friday were 5, 15, 17, 37 and 44, with Lucky Stars 7 and 11. There were over 2.3 million prize-winning tickets across the nine participating countries, including 594,869 from the UK. Go to the EuroMillions Results page for a full breakdown of the number of winners in each tier.

It was quickly announced that the UK had sold the only jackpot-winning ticket of the evening, and now the hunt is on for the lucky participant. They have 180 days to come forward and claim their prize, and can decide to go public with their identity or remain anonymous.

Andy Carter, the National Lottery’s Senior Winners’ Advisor, said: “With the dark wintery nights now here a lucky UK Euromillions player’s outlook is nothing but bright and sunny – one UK ticket holder has won the entire £76.3 million jackpot.

“The latest lucky ticket holder will join the National Lottery’s most recent multimillion-pound Euromillions winners, Fred and Lesley Higgins from Aberdeenshire, who won an amazing £57.9 million back in July. Players are now urged to check their tickets and rest assured, we have plenty of champagne on ice ready to celebrate."

Big EuroMillions Winners in 2018

Fred and Lesley Higgins only claimed their £57.9 million jackpot in July after a major scare when they checked their ticket. The winning entry was actually ripped in two and thrown in the bin by a retailer, before being retrieved when it was realised that it was in fact worth a huge sum of money. Camelot’s security team then had to conduct a thorough investigation and study CCTV footage from the shop before the Higgins’ claim could be verified.

More recently, a £144 million jackpot was won by a player from Switzerland on Tuesday 2nd October. A top prize of £14 million was also given away in the very next draw, before a sequence of seven rollovers created Friday’s big jackpot.

As the wait continues for the winner to come forward, you can think about what you might do with an eight-figure windfall and set your sights on Tuesday’s £14 million jackpot. Take part now by visiting an authorised retailer or joining an online syndicate. Good luck!

Published: Monday 5th November 2018

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