The identity of the player is not yet known and it is understood they are still deciding whether to remain anonymous, but National Lottery officials are happy to have been contacted so quickly. A spokesperson said: "We're delighted Friday's ticket-holder has come forward to claim this truly life changing prize...the win ranks sixth biggest on the National Lottery rich list and is the third EuroMillions jackpot to be won here in the UK this year."
The largest ever EuroMillions prize won in the UK went to Colin and Chris Weir, a Scottish couple who grabbed a staggering £161.6 million (€185 million) in July 2011 to take up a place in the Sunday Times Rich List. Adrian and Gillian Bayford are the second-biggest winners to have come out of the UK after earning £148.6 million (€190 million) in August 2012.
The latest winner may not quite have reached that level but it is still an incredible result, and it is estimated that they will now be worth more than the likes of Wayne Rooney or Gary Barlow, who have £72 million and £65 million in the bank respectively according to the latest Sunday Times Rich List.
Players have to match five main numbers and two Lucky Stars to win the EuroMillions jackpot and the largest prize in the last year was worth €190 million, having been picked up by a participant from Portugal last October. Even after Friday’s top prize was won in the UK, a very healthy £10 million (€15 million) will be up for grabs in the next draw set for this evening, with millions of players sure to be flocking to buy EuroMillions tickets as they hope to emulate the recent winner.