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UK Ticket Holder To Claim £79m EuroMillions Win

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UK Ticket Holder To Claim £79m EuroMillions Win

One UK ticket-holder is sitting on an absolute fortune, having scooped £79 million in the EuroMillions jackpot.

The National Lottery is asking people to check their tickets after it was announced on Tuesday (27 October) that a lucky winner has matched all five numbers and two Lucky Stars.

Go on, check now - the numbers are: 13, 15, 28, 44, 32 and the Lucky Stars were 3 and 12.

If it's you, I will accept a small finder's fee. You can check on the EuroMillions number checker here (see how helpful I'm being).

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Camelot's Andy Carter, Senior Winners' Advisor at The National Lottery, said: "It's amazing news for a UK ticket-holder who has scooped tonight's amazing £79m EuroMillions jackpot.

"Players are being urged to check their tickets online via the National Lottery app or website, or in their local store, to see if they are tonight's big jackpot winner."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The exact amount won was £79,315,197.70.

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In all seriousness though, unless you wouldn't mind missing £79 mil you should check pronto.

In what could go down as the world's sloppiest lottery win ever, someone in Scotland very nearly missed out on a £57,869,670 EuroMillions jackpot after failing to claim their winnings in time last month.

The winning ticket was bought for the 17 March draw, but the prize was about to go to charity if it remained unclaimed by the deadline at 11.59pm on Sunday 13 September.

A claim was submitted in April, but Camelot said that the claimant failed to pass their 'rigorous' validation process the first time round.

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However, the day after the deadline passed, Camelot said it was arranging payment to the South Ayrshire ticket-holder, and it was confirmed to have gone through a few days later.

Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at the National Lottery, said: "We're delighted that we've been able to pay out this amazing EuroMillions jackpot prize to the lucky ticket-holder.

"We hope that they will enjoy their win.

"By buying a ticket for EuroMillions or any other National Lottery game, every player is helping to raise money for good causes.

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"On average, around £30 million is raised every week for projects across the UK, both big and small, including funding everything from local community projects to supporting the nation's elite athletes."

The National Lottery previously urged the mystery ticket-holder to come forward at the end of March.

Here's hoping whoever's just won £79 million won't leave it quite so long before claiming the cash.

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Topics: UK News, Euromillions

Amelia Ward
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