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Tim Hanlon & Aaron Morris

Brit claims £55m EuroMillions jackpot in life-changing lottery win

A British ticketholder has claimed the whopping £55,013,819 EuroMillions jackpot prize from Tuesday's draw, the National Lottery has confirmed.

Senior Winners' Advisor from The National Lottery, Andy Carter, said that the ticketholder will now be helped through the process of claiming their winnings - in an exciting turn of events.

Speaking about the life-changing win, he said: "This is absolutely incredible news and we’re delighted that we’ve received a claim. Our focus is now on supporting the ticketholder through the process and helping them start to enjoy their truly life-changing win.

"This is the third UK EuroMillions jackpot win of 2023 and the second win this month. On 2 June, one lucky UK ticketholder scooped the entire £111.7m EuroMillions jackpot, making them the 12th biggest National Lottery winner of all time."

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The Mirror reports that he went on: "This huge win followed on from a UK ticketholder sharing the £138.6m jackpot from the draw on 5 May with players from France and Switzerland - the lucky UK winner consequently scooped an incredible £46.2M share of the jackpot."

The biggest ever Brit win came in the form of an almost £200m claim last year. The monumental £195m win beat the previous record held by Joe and Jess Thwaite from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, who took home the grand prize of £184,262,899 in May, 2022.

The ticketholder in that instance, will have been able to buy 11 Boeing 747 jets, 23 Pisces-VI Submarines, Southampton Football Club or a townhouse in London’s Mayfair - complete with steam-room and plunge pool, cinema room and fully-equipped chef’s kitchen.

Camelot, who run the National Lottery, said that a validation process now needs to take place following on from the win - with the claimant making the decision to stay anonymous or go public with their prize. Camelot, said: "As with all major prizes, the claim will now go through the process of validation, which includes checks to ensure the Games Rules Terms and Conditions are adhered to and the integrity of The National Lottery is protected.

"Subject to validation the prize will then be paid at an appointment with one of Camelot’s Winners’ Advisers. Once the ticket has been validated and paid, the ticketholder will then decide whether or not to go public and share their news.

"There will be no information on whether they are an individual or syndicate winner, or where the ticket was purchased, unless the ticketholder decides to go public."

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