Details yet to be revealed about winner of record UK EuroMillions jackpot
Mystery continues to surround the ticket-holder who has claimed the biggest ever EuroMillions prize won in the UK.
National Lottery operator Camelot announced on Thursday last week that a single ticket-holder had come forward to claim the £170 million jackpot prize, two days after the draw.
Camelot said there was as yet no further detail on the claim, including on whether the winner was an individual or a syndicate or where the ticket was bought.
The operator said last week that the prize would be paid out at a ticket validation appointment and the winner would then decide whether or not to remain anonymous.
In the case of previous major EuroMillions wins, the process of validating a claim and reaching the decision of going public or remaining anonymous has tended to take between two days and a week.
The ticket-holder scooped £170,221,000 after matching all five main numbers – 07, 10, 15, 44 and 49 – and the two lucky stars – 03, 12 – following the longest-ever series of rollovers.
The previous biggest UK winners were Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland, who won £161 million in July 2011.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012.
It has been a particularly successful year for Britons in the EuroMillions this year, with several jackpots claimed.
In the New Year’s Day draw, Patrick and Frances Connolly, from Northern Ireland, won the £114.9 million EuroMillions jackpot.
Ade Goodchild landed a £71 million prize in March, while another anonymous ticket-holder bagged £35.2 million in April.