December 14, 2018 12.17 pm This story is over 59 months old

Somebody in Lincolnshire just claimed the £76m EuroMillions jackpot

Lucky winner yet to be validated

Somebody in Lincolnshire just claimed the £76 million EuroMillions jackpot, Camelot, operator of The National Lottery, has confirmed.

The EuroMillions jackpot prize, worth £76,369,806.80, was won by a UK ticket-holder who bought their ticket in the Boston and Skegness parliamentary constituency for the draw on Friday, November 2.

The jackpot prize will be paid out at the ticket validation appointment.

The ticket-holder will then decide whether or not to go public and share their news.

There will be no information on whether it is an individual or syndicate winner, or where the ticket was purchased unless the ticket-holder decides to go public.

Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said, “This is the twelfth biggest winner ever in the UK and we very much look forward to toasting their win. Just imagine the Christmas this lucky ticket-holder is now able to look forward to.

This year has already seen three other massive UK EuroMillions jackpot winners. On April 24 a lucky ticket-holder, who chose to remain anonymous, banked a £121 million jackpot while the draw on February 23 produced another anonymous UK winner who took home just over £77 million.

This year’s other huge EuroMillions jackpot winners were Fred and Lesley Higgins from Aberdeenshire who won the £57million jackpot in the draw on July 10.

The biggest ever winners in the UK are Colin and Chris Weir from Largs who won £161 million in July 2011.