£81m winner to remain anonymous

Lottery champagneA British jackpot winner who scooped a massive £81 million in the EuroMillions lottery will remain anonymous after claiming the prize.

The £81,381,673.30 payout, which saw the lucky ticket-holder shoot to sixth on the National Lottery Rich List, had gone unclaimed since Tuesday night.
%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%But the mysterious punter has decided to remain unnamed after winning what is the sixth biggest lottery prize ever paid out in the UK.

A Camelot spokeswoman said: "We're delighted that the ticket-holder has now come forward to claim this life-changing prize.
"We are unable to confirm whether the ticket-holder is an individual or part of a syndicate, however they will now be offered the full support of Camelot's Winner Services Team."

According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2012, winning £80 million would make the lucky ticket-holder the joint 908th richest person in the country.

The winner is just £10 million short of guitarist Brian May, who is worth £90 million, but can boast of being four times richer than Adele, who has a fortune of £20 million.

The sum could see the winner purchase their own Greek island, such as Omfori Island, currently being advertised for just over £40 million.

They could then trade in their old car for a Lamborghini Veneno, one of the world's most expensive cars, at a cost of £2.5 million, and also buy a dinosaur bone-encrusted iPad 2 Gold History edition for £5 million - and still have plenty left to spend.

Or the winner could splash all of the money in one single purchase to buy one of the UK's most expensive homes in Regent's Park in London, which sold in March for £80 million.

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The 59-year-old billionaire has an almost 30% stake in Arsenal Football club and tops the list with an estimated worth of £13.3 billion.

Blavatnik's wealth rose from £3.4 billion last year to £11 billion in 2013 making him the biggest climber. He owns Warner Music and received £2 billion in April for his stake in TNK-BP.

Indian tycoons Sri and his brother Gopi Hinduja have a wealth of £10.6 billion from the industry and finance sector. The brothers made their fortune from their family firm Hinduja Group, a textile and trading exporter founded by their father in 1914.

Mittal spent eight years at the top of the rich list but slipped down to fourth place this year when the 40% stake he holds with his wife Usha in steelmaking giant ArcelorMittal plummeted from £28 billion to £5.95 billion.

With wealth totalling £9.3 billion, Roman Abramovich is most famous for buying Chelsea FC. A £200 million drop in his fortune lowers Abramovich from third to fourth spot.

Although largely unknown in Britain, 68-year-old Fredriksen is notorious in his native Norway as owner of the world's largest fleet of oil tankers. Once Norway's richest man and now a Cypriot national, the high-school dropout's companies are major players in shipping, offshore drilling and seafood.

The British-born billionaires, the Reuben brothers, are best-known for their vast UK property empire, which includes the John Lewis Partnership's headquarters in London's Victoria.

The Duke of Westminster is the second-highest ranked British billionaire and is worth an estimated £7.8 billion. He owns property group Grosvenor Estates, and half of London's Mayfair and Belgravia, as well as vast portions of the UK and Scotland.

With no change to their wealth this year, the Bertarellis are worth £7.4 billion. Born Kirsty Roper in 1971 into the Churchill China dynasty, 41-year-old Kirsty was a model and wrote the All Saints worldwide hit 'Black Coffee'.



Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken inherited a huge stake in Heineken, the world's third-largest brewer on the death of her father Freddy Heineken in 2002. Michel is an investment banker, former Olympic skier and toboganner, and and actor who appeared in the desert epic 'Lawrence of Arabia.'

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