A £76 million winning Euromillions lottery ticket has been laying unclaimed since November 2nd, resulting in several appeals from the National Lottery to attempt to locate the lucky winner, who was known to be living in the UK. The biggest appeal was in the constituency of Boston and Skegness, where the ticket had been purchased, and included the local mayor, a town crier, and more! And finally, after over a month, the winner has been found!
What we know
The owner(s) of the winning ticket is choosing to stay anonymous at this point, so we don’t know if a single winner or a syndicate is taking home the money, but either way, it’s going to add a certain level of excitement to the Christmas period we’re sure! What we do know is that the ticket, which contained the numbers 5, 15, 17, 37, 44, and Lucky Stars 7 and 11 was the only winning ticket, taking the full £76,369,806 jackpot. The winner, or winners will be joining a select group of UK based Euromillions millionaires, included anonymous players who netted £77 million and £121 million, a Scottish couple brought home nigh on £60 million in July, and Colin and Chris Weir, Britain’s biggest winners, picked up a £161m jackpot back in 2011. “Wow, what a win for one lucky UK ticket-holder!” said the# National Lottery’s Senior Winners’ Advisor, Andy Carter, after the draw adding: “This is the 12th biggest winner ever in the UK, and we are very much look forward to toasting their win. Just imagine the Christmas this lucky ticket-holder is now able to look forward to.” This is further evidence that it’s always worth checking your lottery ticket, because you might just have tens of millions sat in a drawer!