The fortunate UK Lotto fan managed to match 2, 14, 19, 20, 29 and 38 to get their hands on the eight-figure sum and become the fifth largest UK Lotto prize winner since the game launched in 1994. The victor, who is yet to make themselves known to National Lottery officials, now takes the place of Iris Jeffrey whose £20.1 million win in 2004 falls out of the leading quintet.
The fortuitous jackpot winner wasn’t the only lucky recipient of a prize in Wednesday night’s draw, as one player managed to match five main numbers and the Bonus Ball (27) to claim a very handsome £55,473, while a further 116,923 players won prizes ranging from £25 for matching three numbers to £789 by matching five main numbers. An additional 920,285 players matched two main numbers to claim a free ticket.
The UK Lotto top prize has been reset ahead of this Saturday’s draw, with a jackpot of £3.8 million just waiting to be won. To be in with a chance of claiming this life-changing prize and to bring an end to the recent trend of Wednesday wins, simply purchase your tickets online or from any authorised retailer throughout the UK. Best of luck and keep those fingers crossed!