UK resident wins £28.5m in EuroMillions

UK resident wins £28.5m in EuroMillions

One lucky UK ticket holder has just bagged the top prize in the EuroMillions.

The lottery operator, Camelot, has confirmed that the winner raked in a whopping £28.5 million from last Friday night's draw.

Despite having bagged the hefty sum, the fortunate winner has not yet decided whether or not they will go public and reveal their identity, the BBC reports.

The most significant win from a UK resident in the EuroMillions was Colin and Chris Weir who raked in £161 million in 2011.

There was outcry in Serbia recently when the number for one of the lottery's winning balls was displayed on screen before it was drawn - sparking rumours of rigging.

The organisers denied that the draw had been fixed, instead blaming it on a 'technical mistake'.

In July this year a lottery worker, Eddie Tipton, from Iowa used his inside information to rig the state's lottery in an attempt to cash in on a huge prize.

When Tipton bought the ticket he gave it to a friend. As a member of staff Tipton was not allowed to play and his friend Crawford Shaw refused to give the name of the original buyer when he attempted to claim the prize.

Iowa law requires winners to be identified, so the money was never issued.

Meanwhile, those who invested in the 1 August draw in Perth and Kinross should make sure to double check their tickets as a prize of £191,161 is yet to be claimed.

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UK resident wins £28.5m in EuroMillions

Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in Ayrshire scooped 161 million in the EuroMillions draw after several rollovers in 2011. They are the biggest British lottery winners in history.

Adrian Bayford, who won an astonishing £148m on the Euromillions with his wife Gillian, had to shut up the music shop he owns, because people targeted it with requests for money.
One British ticket won  £113,019,926 in October 2010 but decided not to go public.
Car mechanic and racing driver Neil Trotter scooped a staggering £107.9 million jackpot on the Euromillions lottery in March 2014.
Dave and Angela Dawes won £101 million on the EuroMillions in 2011. It was only the third time the couple, from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, had played the lottery. The couple are said to have since split up.
The sum was won in May 2010 but the winner kept their identity a secret.
One lucky British ticket-holder picked up a £81million EuroMillions rollover but remained anonymous.

Nigel Page and Justine Laycock from Cirencester bagged a £56 million jackpot back in February 2011. On winning the jackpot, Page said: 'I'd already checked my National Lottery account and had seen I'd won £55 on Lotto when I decided to buy two Lucky Dips for the big EuroMillions jackpot on Friday.'

One lucky winner won shy of 50 million but chose to remain anonymous.

Les and Sam Scadding from Newport, South Wales, and a syndicate of seven Liverpudlian call-centre workers shared a staggering £91 million in November 2009. Les, an unemployed mechanic, was £68 overdrawn on the day he bought his ticket, while the Liverpool syndicate only started playing EuroMillions together four months before their win.

Carrington, 22, from Stapleford in Nottingham, banked £45 million after matching all five numbers and two Lucky Stars in a EuroMillions draw in February 2012. The Iceland supervisor said she planned to marry painter fiancee Matt Topham, 22, following the Lucky Dip win.

Husband and wife Gareth and Catherine Bull have fairly modest spending plans despite their £40.6 million jackpot win in January. Speaking about what she planned to do now that she was rich, Catherine explained that she intended to use part of their winnings to replace the carpet on her upstairs landing...

Angela Kelly became one of the biggest lottery winners in UK history back in 2007, after scooping a £35 million EuroMillions jackpot. This is estimated to earn £5,000 a day in interest alone, meaning she's unlikely to ever be short of cash.

In June 2009, 74-year-old Brian Caswell got the surprise of his life when he took his lottery ticket to his local newsagent and discovered he'd won almost £25 million.

Belfast housewife Iris Jeffrey, 58, was the lucky holder of the record 20.1 million rollover lottery winning ticket back in 2004.

Jeffrey, 58, a cancer sufferer, only realised three weeks after the draw took place that she had won the  jackpot after organisers Camelot pleaded for the person holding the prize ticket to come forward and claim the prize.

Stephen Smith and his wife Ida from Hemel Hempstead, Herts, won nearly 19 million in the National Lottery. Mr Smith said he would give up his winnings if he could have his health and the chance to live a longer life with his wife.

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