The National Lottery has announced that Friday night’s £36 million EuroMillions jackpot was won by a player from the UK, for the second time in four weeks.
The lucky player, who matched numbers 5, 19, 29, 31 and 40 as well as lucky stars 3 and 10, claimed their huge top prize payment on Saturday morning, just hours after the draw broke. Lottery officials have not yet revealed whether the winner was an individual or a syndicate, but we do know that the winning ticket was the only one in this week’s draw and did not share the jackpot with any other player.
The windfall, which is worth £36,298,267, will put the winner 18th on the National Lottery Rich List in the UK, just behind the other recent UK EuroMillions winner, Angela Maxwell, who won £53 million just a few weeks ago. A spokesperson for the UK National lottery said that “we are delighted Friday’s ticket holder has come forward to claim this life-changing prize. This is the second EuroMillions jackpot to be won here in the UK in the last four weeks – we are definitely on a lucky streak!”
During the course of the next week, the EuroMillions winner may well reveal more about their identity and their plans for the money, including whether or not they wish to continue working as normal, like Mrs Maxwell did after she won her big windfall on the very same lottery game. The EuroMillions millionaire chose to continue spending her spare time volunteering at a lunch club for pensioners, and said that she and her husband planned to continue living as normal.
This weekend’s EuroMillions draw was also a Mega Friday Millionaire Maker special draw, in which ten people were made millionaires, and received a luxury holiday from the lottery game. The next EuroMillions draw, which is due to take place on Tuesday, April 28th, will revert back to its starting jackpot of £10 million, with one guaranteed UK Millionaire thanks to the Millionaire Maker raffle game.
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