Britain’s elusive £51 million EuroMillions jackpot winner is finally found

  • Hunt is on for elusive UK-based winner of EuroMillions lottery
  • An unclaimed jackpot of £51.7 million is waiting the lucky ticket holder

Everyone dreams of winning a life-changing amount of money, but for a multi-million pound win to change your life, there’s one caveat attached: you have to step forward and claim it.

Just last week the hunt was on for a British winner who had yet to claim their large EuroMillions win. Given the amount of publicity this story was generating, and the appeals from lottery operator Camelot there was much surprise that the lucky winner had not stepped forward.

Now, it would seem, the hunt is over. It is reported that the still unnamed individual has come forward to rightly claim their prize and, presumably, start enjoying their £51,702,049 jackpot.

£51.7 million winner

And it’s a big jackpot at that. The lucky £51.7 million winner has been catapulted into a rich list that places them on a par with British celebrities like Ed Sheeran and Gareth Bale – and all without having to strum a chord or kick a ball.

It’s surprisingly common for lottery winners to take their time in claiming their prize, but when the jackpot is as large as that dispensed in the EuroMillions draw, it’s staggering that the man or woman took this long.

Although the £51.7 million prize doesn’t constitute the largest ever lottery win in the UK – two Ayrshire men won £161 million in 2011 – it’s still a life-changing amount of money.

Shiny new toys and champagne

The lucky numbers on the ticket were 5, 9, 29, 31, 41 and Lucky Stars 2 and 4, and Camelot has reportedly announced that the winner will be paid once the ticket is validated.

“We’re delighted the ticket holder has come forward to claim their prize,” said Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at the National Lottery.

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