EuroMillions Prize Claimed by Anonymous Winner
The UK lottery ticket holders who won the £46 million EuroMillions jackpot on 24th February have come forward to claim their prize, according to the UK National Lottery. However, the winner has decided to remain anonymous.
The winner’s decision to remain anonymous may be fueled by the fact that very often lottery winners receive massive a lot of unwarranted attention from people looking for handouts.
Some winners are even exploited by scam artists as was the case with Dave and Angie Dawes who won a £101 million jackpot with EuroMillions.
Fraudsters claiming to be the lucky couple targeted a number of unsuspecting victims by offering them a cut of their winnings and anyone who replied to these unsolicited mails would eventually be asked for their bank details and other personal information.
The £46,432,285 million win is the sixth biggest EuroMillions win in the UK and a National Lottery spokesman said, “This fantastic win has maintained the UK’s amazing run of luck in banking big EuroMillions jackpots.”
Since the National Lottery began, more than 2,800 people have become millionaires including Nigel Page from Cirencester, who won £56 million in February 2010 along with Les and Sam Scadding from South Wales who won £45.5 million in November 2009.
The biggest EuroMillions winners in the UK are Colin and Chris Weir who won a massive £161,653,000 in July 2011.
In the meanwhile, the EuroMillions jackpot has been reset to £12 million and will be drawn tonight.
For UK lottery players, tickets are priced at £2 per line of numbers and this gives them a free entry into the Millionaire Raffle which is a UK only draw that guarantees a millionaire with every draw. Players can check lottery results at EuroMillion Lottery.
Written by Joe Taylor for EuroMillion Lottery – your best source for lottery news