EuroMillions £113 million winner claims prize
After all the rumours surrounding the winner of the EuroMillions £113 million jackpot winner from Britain, a claim has been made and validated, and a cheque has been handed over.
No further details are known about the winner, or winners. National Lottery operators Camelot said: ‘The ticketholder is currently deciding whether or not to go public and share their news.’
The cheque handed over to the winner was to the value of £113,019,926. That makes the owner of the cheque the 589th wealthiest person in Britain.
Camelot expect that the decision by the player over whether or not to remain anonymous will be made "sooner rather than later."
According to the Daily Mail, there were apparently more than 1,000 lost ticket claims made for this EuroMillions draw. One of those claims was a 77-year old woman, who claimed that her husband had thrown away the winning ticket.
She told the Daily Mail, "Oh well, maybe next time. I must have got confused. I could have sworn that I wrote the numbers down from the ticket."
‘I guess I’ll have to apologise to my husband now for accusing him of losing it. But I’m secretly glad it isn’t us. I don’t think I’d ever have had a moment’s peace again if I’d won all that money."
Truth be told, it would be good for a young person to win, but not for me because I’m happy with what I have."
Her 74-year-old husband added: "I like my life as it is and I don’t think we’d have known what to do with all that money. But I wish whoever did win the best of luck."
UPDATE: October 21
The winner of the £113 million EuroMillions jackpot has decided to remain anonymous, so no details regarding will be forthcoming as to where they are from, or from where the ticket was purchased, or why there was a delay before claiming the prize.