The numbers drawn on Friday were 16, 28, 32, 37, and 45, with Lucky Stars 1 and 11. After seven consecutive rollovers, it was revealed straight after the draw that the jackpot had been won by a ticket holder from the UK.
The National Lottery later announced that the winner had already got in contact. Andy Carter, the lottery’s Senior Winner’s Advisor, said: “It is wonderful news that a lucky ticket holder has claimed this incredible prize. We will now focus on supporting the ticket holder through the validation and help them start to enjoy their win.”
The validation process involves the National Lottery checking the winner’s ticket in more detail and confirming their identity before the prize can be paid out. No more information has been released yet about the winner, such as whether it is an individual or a syndicate, and these details will remain undisclosed unless they opt for publicity.
There have now been eight EuroMillions jackpots won since the start of the year. The biggest of the lot came on Friday 7th February, when a Spanish player landed €130 million (£110 million) in a Superdraw.
Two of those jackpots have gone to the UK. The first was exactly a month before the second, on 17th March, but the winner was nowhere near as quick to come forward.
In fact, they only claimed their prize just before the latest draw on 17th April. The location where the ticket was sold was announced two weeks after the draw when it was still unclaimed. It was revealed that the entry was purchased in South Ayrshire in Scotland. Like Friday’s win, the prize still needs to be validated.
EuroMillions draws will continue every Tuesday and Friday despite the coronavirus crisis, with a €17 million (£14 million) jackpot up for grabs in the next draw. The safest way to take part in the game is online, so that you do not have to go to a retailer to buy a ticket.