£24 million EuroMillions jackpot claimed by UK player


Someone has come forward to claim a £24 million EuroMillions jackpot which was won by a UK ticket-holder on Friday, Camelot said.

A UK ticket won the top prize of £24,769,931.90, the National Lottery operator confirmed. 

The claim, which needs to be validated, could see the unknown ticket-holder receive the money as soon as Monday. 

As of yet, there is no information on whether the prize was won individually or as part of a syndicate, or where the ticket was purchased.

A National Lottery spokesman said: "After an unprecedented nine UK EuroMillions winners in 2015, it looks like the luck has rolled over into 2016.

"This follows last month when Lotto created its biggest ever winners and the record-breaking number of Lotto millionaires made since October, a stunning 83. What a time to be a National Lottery player in the UK.

"We are delighted the latest big EuroMillions winner has come forward to claim their prize and of course the Champagne is on ice ready to welcome them into the National Lottery millionaires' club."