UK ticket-holder comes forward to claim £122m EuroMillions prize

3 April 2021, 15:17 | Updated: 4 April 2021, 07:38

Friday's eye-watering EuroMillion jackpot prize has been claimed by a UK ticket-holder
Friday's eye-watering EuroMillion jackpot prize has been claimed by a UK ticket-holder. Picture: PA
Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

Someone has come forward to claim the £122m EuroMillions jackpot prize won by a UK ticket-holder on Friday, Camelot has said.

The lucky individual will have needed to have matched all five EuroMillions numbers as well as the two Lucky Stars to win the eye-watering jackpot of £122,550,350.80.

However, the claim will first need to go through a validation process, including checks to ensure the game's terms and conditions are met, the operator explained.

The player will then receive their winnings once those checks have been carried out.

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Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at the National Lottery, said: "What an Easter weekend for one lucky player.

"They have become the fifth biggest winner in UK National Lottery history and have a fortune which can make their dreams come true.

"We will now look to support the ticket-holder through the process and help them to start to enjoy their life-changing win."

The winning numbers were 04, 21, 34, 40, 47, and the Lucky Stars were 02 and 05.

It is the second time a UK player won the EuroMillions jackpot this year.

Another lucky ticket-holder won the £39 million jackpot in the New Year's Day draw.

The lucky winner will receive £122 million once checks go through
The lucky winner will receive £122 million once checks go through. Picture: PA

The lucky winner, whoever they are, may wish to celebrate with wine and flowers and could now afford a bottle of Krug Collection 1988 champagne, at £890 a bottle, and a Cullinan bouquet for an eye-watering £20,000.

And while holiday bookings are still uncertain for Britons this summer, they could treat their partner to a private island, such as Cave Cay in the Bahamas - costing 60 million dollars (£43 million) - which they could afford to buy, twice.

The win will also put them into the top 1,000 on the Sunday Times Rich List 2020.

The highest ever UK winner claimed a jackpot of £170 million in October 2019, but chose to stay anonymous.

Colin Weir and wife Chris, from Largs in North Ayrshire, claimed the second highest prize - £161 million - in July 2011.

The couple set up the Weir Charitable Trust and made a donation to a community football club in Largs before Mr Weir's death in 2019 after a short illness.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012 and the fourth highest UK winner - who took home £123 million - also remained anonymous.

The record for the highest amount ever won on EuroMillions was set in February this year when a Swiss player took home €210 million, the equivalent of almost £180 million.