A UK EuroMillions player has stepped forward to claim the £171 Million prize and is currently undergoing validation. It makes this year a very fortunate one for UK Lottery players. There have been some significant wins for the United Kingdom this year.
The lottery winner is a single-ticket winner, and as usual, the press in the UK is already comparing the wealth of the lucky lottery player. They will be wealthier than many well-known pop stars and a film star or two.
As ever, we always advise if you ever find yourself in this position to remain anonymous. The media circus that develops around you is considerable. There are many examples of lottery winners who have gone public who wish they had not.
There are excellent reasons for this apart from the Million Pound Lottery Jackpot prizes. In the United Kingdom, players automatically enter the Millionaire Maker Raffle. It is not an add-on. Instead, it gets factored into the price of every lottery ticket.
Millionaire Maker guarantees a Million Pound prize per draw.
The last Friday of each month sees a Mega Friday draw with enhanced prizes on offer. It is generally in the format of extra rewards.
All of this, plus the chance to become super-wealthy, has meant that EuroMillions has become the dominant lottery game in the United Kingdom and Europe.
The recent winner of a £35 Million EuroMillion Jackpot has yet to claim the win. Sometimes, a lottery winner will take some time to arrange their affairs before claiming the win. Though highly unusual for the win not to be claimed within days in the United Kingdom.
The last reason for the massive popularity of EuroMillions in the UK is that all winnings are tax-exempt. Some countries levy a tax on wins, but the UK does not. We look forward to reporting on many more UK EuroMillion Winners.