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$123M EuroMillions lottery winner claims prize

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Now deciding if they want to go public

The £81,381,673.30 payout (US$123.7 million), which saw the lucky ticket-holder shoot to sixth on the UK National Lottery Rich List, had gone unclaimed since Tuesday night.

The winner is now deciding whether or not to go public with the win.

A Camelot spokesman said, "The claim has been validated and the prize is in the process of being paid out.

"The ticketholder is currently deciding whether to go public or remain anonymous."

While the winner remains a mystery for the moment, Twitter was awash with speculation about who had one the enormous jackpot.

One Twitter user suggested a resident of Coleraine, Northern Ireland might have been the lucky winner, while another referred to rumours they hailed from Clydebank, Scotland.

According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2012, winning £80 million would make the lucky ticket-holder the joint 908th richest person in the country.

The winner can boast of being four times richer than Adele, who has a fortune of £20 million.

The life-changing sum could see the winner purchase their own Greek island, such as Omfori Island, currently being advertised for just over £40 million.

Or the winner could spend all of the money in one single purchase to buy one of the UK's most expensive homes in Regent's Park in London, which sold in March for £80 million.

However, a study last year showed that rather than splashing out on flashy cars or homes, actual lottery winners are more likely to buy a caravan, volunteer for charity and even return to their day job following the potentially life-changing win.

The winning numbers for Tuesday, May 28, 2013, were 8, 13, 26, 34, 38, with Lucky Star numbers 3 and 11.

Telegraph, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: May 30, 2013, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

don't go public. enjoy your winnings in peace!!!

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    Windermere, FL/Franklin, TN
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    Posted: May 30, 2013, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

    "The winner is now deciding whether or not to go public with the win."

     

    Now that is quite humorous!

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      Posted: May 30, 2013, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

      Stay anonymous...

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        Posted: May 30, 2013, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats to the lucky winner, I would keep quiet about it.

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          Posted: May 30, 2013, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

          nice win. good luck staying anonymous, once your ID is out you'll never have a quiet life again. of course buying  greek island or $80 mill mansions will be a give away too. i hope to never hear from   winner again. but i doubt that will be the case.

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            Posted: May 30, 2013, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

            The winner is now deciding whether or not to go public with the win.

            I wish all winners from all states would have that option, instead of just a few states

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              Posted: May 30, 2013, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

              Sssshhh!Don't tell a soul,not even your kin.

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                Posted: May 30, 2013, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                Sure

                Go Public

                & put up with all of the Greed Of Envy Lunatics

                Bash

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                  Posted: May 30, 2013, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

                  Skeptical curiouser and curiouser ......

                  I hope who ever the lucky soul/s are have the brains to keep thar bloomin mouths shut

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                    Posted: May 30, 2013, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

                    No brainer!

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                      Posted: May 30, 2013, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                      "...actual lottery winners are more likely to buy a caravan..."

                      A Caravan?

                      With all that money?

                      I had a brother in law who had a Dodge Caravan and he said it was a piece o' crap!  Big Grin

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                        Posted: May 30, 2013, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

                        Congratulation to the winner/s Thumbs Up

                        Stay anonymous.

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                          Posted: May 30, 2013, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

                          I don't know why you'd want to announce it to everybody on that crowded little island.

                          Everybody could practically walk to your house.

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                            Posted: May 31, 2013, 3:10 am - IP Logged

                            "...actual lottery winners are more likely to buy a caravan..."

                            A Caravan?

                            With all that money?

                            I had a brother in law who had a Dodge Caravan and he said it was a piece o' crap!  Big Grin

                            Caravan means RV in the UK.

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