More than 24hours after a winner had emerged in the EuroMillion lottery ticket, no claimant is yet to come forward, according to lottery organisers, Camelot.
People who bought tickets for Tuesday’s Euro Millions lottery draw are being urged to check their ticket if they will match with the numbers declared on Tuesday night .
The lucky winner scooped a sum of £161million, the biggest ever lottery win on the Euro lottery staple.
The player, from United Kingdom matched all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars to land the bumper prize in last night’s draw.
It is not yet known whether the overnight multi-millionaire is an individual or in a syndicate, or where they are from.
Yesterday’s massive jackpot was capped after a series of rollovers made it the largest ever in the UK and Europe.
The winning numbers were 17, 19, 38, 42 and 45, and the Lucky Stars were 9 and 10.
The exact amount to be claimed by the winner is £161,653,000 while two other UK-based lottery players won £1.7 million after matching five numbers and one Lucky Star.
A National Lottery spokesman said: ”This is amazing news – we are absolutely delighted that a UK ticket holder has scooped the entire 185 million euro jackpot, which at the current exchange rate is a massive £161 million.
”This is the biggest winner this country and Europe has ever seen, and follows hot on the heels of the anonymous ticketholder who last October scooped £113 million.
”In addition, two UK ticketholders in the next prize level down won £1.7 million for matching five main numbers and one Lucky Star.
”We’ve got the champagne on ice and look forward to welcoming the ticketholders into the National Lottery millionaires’ club.”
Until yesterday’s draw, the largest lottery winner in the UK was an anonymous player who claimed £113 million in the EuroMillions in October last year.
If the ticket is held by a single player, it will catapult them into 430th place in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List making them almost better off than David and Victoria Beckham with their fortune of £165m.
The single ticket scooped the huge jackpot after a series of rollovers but nearly 24 hours after the draw was made no-one had yet come forward with the winning ticket.
Speculation was rife online and the lottery claim line was busy with both hoax and hopeful callers.
The only thing known about the winning ticket, which will earn its owner £161, 653,000 was that it was bought in the UK. It is not yet known whether the overnight multi-millionaire is an individual or in a syndicate, or where they are from.
If it is a single player, they will find themselves catapulted into 430th place in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, close on the heels of David and Victoria Beckham, who share a fortune of £165 million.
The winning numbers were 17, 19, 38, 42 and 45, and the Lucky Stars were 9 and 10. All seven need to be matched to scoop the big prize.
A National Lottery spokesman said: “This is amazing news – we are absolutely delighted that a UK ticket-holder has scooped the entire 185 million Euro jackpot, which at the current exchange rate is a massive £161 million.
“We’ve got the champagne on ice and look forward to welcoming the ticket-holders into the National Lottery millionaires’ club.”
The prize is the largest ever for Euromillions, and dwarfs the £113 million scooped last year, also in the UK