UK ticket-holder started 2021 winning the £39m jackpot
One lucky UK ticket-holder has started the new year by winning New Years entire £39m EuroMillions jackpot.
The winning numbers were 16, 28, 32, 44 and 48 with the lucky stars of 1 and 9. Ten more players secured £1m each in the special New Year’s Day Millionaire Maker drawand are being urged to check their tickets. Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at the National Lottery, said: “What an amazing start to 2021 for UK EuroMillions players”. Camelot, which operates the lottery, said checks were being made on the claim. Mr Carter said: “It is fantastic news that the jackpot winning lucky ticket-holder has now claimed this incredible prize. We will now focus on supporting the ticket-holder through the process.”
In 2019, a UK ticket-holder won the full £170m EuroMillions jackpot, making them Britain’s richest ever lottery winner. And last year, a £57m EuroMillions prize claim was validated just before the deadline. The ticket had been bought in South Ayrshire. “National Lottery players make a huge difference to National Lottery Good Causes across the country raising, on average, around £30 million every week. “Thanks to National Lottery players, over £800 million has been distributed to date across the UK to help tackle the impact of coronavirus, including more than £400 million to support the most vulnerable in our communities.
“Players are being urged to check their tickets online via the National Lottery app or website, or in their local shop, and to give us a call to claim the first big prizes of 2021.” No one won the EuroMillions Hotpicks jackpot which uses the same numbers as the main draw but one winner scooped the Thunderball top prize of £500,000.
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