By Gabriel Princewill-
Camelot, operator of The National Lottery, has today confirmed that it has had a claim staked for the Euro Millions jackpot prize won by a single UK ticket-holder from the draw on Tuesday 8 October 2019. The lucky ticket-holder scooped an incredible £170,221,000.
The prize will be paid out at the ticket validation appointment. The ticket-holder will then decide whether or not to go public and share their news. Camelot said it would not be releasing any information on whether the winner is an individual or syndicate winner, or where the ticket was purchased, unless the ticket-holder decides to go public.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said, “This is the biggest win ever on The National Lottery and we look forward to helping the ticket-holder start to enjoy their new found wealth.
“By buying a ticket for EuroMillions or any other National Lottery game, every player is helping to raise money for Good Causes. On average, around £30 million is raised every week for projects across the UK, both big and small, including funding everything from local community projects to supporting the nation’s athletes.”
This is the fifth EuroMillions jackpot win in the UK this year. A ticket-holder who chose to remain anonymous won £123m in June. Patrick and Frances Connolly from Northern Ireland won the £114.9M EuroMillions jackpot in the draw on New Year’s Day, Ade Goodchild banked £71m in March and an anonymous ticket-holder bagged £38.2m in April. The previous biggest winners in the UK were Colin and Chris Weir from Largs who won £161M in July
The prize grew to the phenomenal sum after nobody had claimed the prize since July and rolled over for the previous five draws.he winner, who matched all five main numbers – 07, 10, 15, 44, 49 – and the two lucky stars, 03 and 12 -The Euro millions jackpot had rolled over 22 consecutive times since July 19, eventually reaching the maximum prize fund of £170m (€190m) on 24 September