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UK lottery player claims £93M EuroMillions jackpot

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The holder of a jackpot-winning EuroMillions ticket bought in the UK has come forward to claim their £93,388,943 (US$145 million) prize, lottery operator Camelot has confirmed.

The identity of the winner is still unknown, and they can choose to remain anonymous if they wish.

The prize is the biggest in the UK this year and the sixth-biggest ever in the country.

The winner could receive their money by Monday, Camelot said.

"We're delighted Friday's ticket-holder has come forward to claim this truly life-changing prize," a National Lottery spokeswoman said.

The winning numbers in Friday's draw were 5, 8, 10, 11, and 37, with Lucky Stars numbers of 7 and 9. The jackpot had not been won since May 26th.

EuroMillions began in 2004 and the biggest prize in UK history was £161m, won by a Scottish couple in 2011.

Chris and Colin Weir, from Largs in Ayrshire, said they were "tickled pink" when they realised they had won the record-breaking prize.

The couple gave large donations to several causes, including £1m to the Scottish National Party's campaign for Scottish independence.

There was also a Thunderball draw on Friday, but no-one scooped the £500,000 top prize or the £5,000 second prize — and the biggest prize won was £250.

Top UK jackpot winners

  • £161,653,000 - Colin and Chris Weir from North Ayrshire in 2011
  • £148,656,000 - Gillian and Adrian Bayford from Suffolk in 2012
  • £113,019,926 - anonymous, 2010
  • £107,932,603.20 - Neil Trotter from Surrey in 2014
  • £101,203,600.70 -Dave and Angela Dawes, Cambridgeshire in 2011
  • £84,451,320.60 - anonymous, 2010
  • £81,381,673.30 - anonymous, 2013
  • £73,205,659.50 - anonymous, 2014
  • £56,008,113.20 - Nigel Page, Gloucestershire, 2010

The unknown winners of the £93m are now in a position to buy everything from private islands to superstar footballers.

Here is a look at some of the luxuries on which the millionaire ticket holder could splash their considerable winnings.

  • Friday night's earnings could be put towards staging a mini Formula 1 race for the winner's enjoyment. The estimated cost of building an F1 car ranges from £6m to £9m, allowing them to host at least a 10-car race with some change left over.
  • Commercial space trips would also be within the financial orbit of the winner — 581 trips to space, to be exact. Virgin Galactic hopes to launch paying customers into the stratosphere in the next few years, charging £160,000 per ticket.
  • A private island on each of the world's oceans is another investment they could make. Options include a sandy paradise off the coast of the United Arab Emirates for a reported £11m and a 100-acre island near Fiji in the South Pacific for £2.8m.
  • A number of the world's most expensive jets would fit on to the shopping list, including a £41m Gulfstream G650 — currently one of the fastest private business jets on the market, which is equipped with a full kitchen and bar.
  • The services of Welsh footballer Gareth Bale were snapped up by Real Madrid for roughly £85m in 2013, meaning this lucky winner theoretically has the money to commission his talents.

Thanks to myturn for the tip.

BBC, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: June 15, 2015, 9:00 am - IP Logged

Please remain anonymous ! You have the right. Congratulations UK winner!!! 

 Maybe it is a LP member from London,England.

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    The perks of anonymity!

    "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."  Muhammad Ali

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      Posted: June 15, 2015, 10:30 am - IP Logged

      Congratulations to the winner/s.....

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        Posted: June 15, 2015, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

        BRAVO!

        Cheers

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          Posted: June 15, 2015, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

          The perks of anonymity!

          ...and no taxes. That's some serious cash.

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            Posted: June 15, 2015, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

            Please remain anonymous ! You have the right. Congratulations UK winner!!! 

             Maybe it is a LP member from London,England.

            Given the option, I can't imagine why someone would chose otherwise, how could anonymous be a mistake ?

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              Posted: June 15, 2015, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

              No Taxex

              Cash in a week

              Remaining Anonymous

              Amazing how the greatest country in the world can't use common sense and have these things as well.

              PS Nah we would rather try to pass bills where you have to pay to be anonymous

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                Posted: June 16, 2015, 12:23 am - IP Logged

                Cash,no tax,one of the biggest lottery in the world.

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                  Posted: June 16, 2015, 1:45 am - IP Logged

                  Many winners who go public often regret it later. It is not about secrecy, it's about security. Why let every crackpot know your financial situation?

                  We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                    Posted: June 16, 2015, 1:51 am - IP Logged

                    Please remain anonymous ! You have the right. Congratulations UK winner!!! 

                     Maybe it is a LP member from London,England.

                    In Australia, winners also have the option of remaining anonymous and most do. There was a kidnapping case back in the '60, a winners child was held for ransom, but sadly killed. The law was changed to allow anonymity as a result.

                    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                      Posted: June 16, 2015, 2:12 am - IP Logged

                      Well, there go my lottery dreams.

                      Good on them though.

                       

                      I would not go public, that is for da*n sure.

                      Most winners don't go public, except for the british ones.

                      I guess it could be because the UK still has a kind of unofficial caste system and the winners want to "show them all" they've done it. Can't understand it because the british press is so vicous, the way they described Angela Kelly for example.

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                        Posted: June 16, 2015, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

                        Well, there go my lottery dreams.

                        Good on them though.

                         

                        I would not go public, that is for da*n sure.

                        Most winners don't go public, except for the british ones.

                        I guess it could be because the UK still has a kind of unofficial caste system and the winners want to "show them all" they've done it. Can't understand it because the british press is so vicous, the way they described Angela Kelly for example.

                        Whew, MaximumMillions, it is a shame that you didn't win this whopper of a jackpot with your lottery ticket(s).

                        I don't play the game, so wishing you best luck for your next EuroMillions multi-million jackpot lottery ticket!

                        Banana

                        Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                          Posted: July 3, 2015, 2:11 am - IP Logged

                          untaxed, anonymous jackpots,

                          free health care,

                          4 to 5 weeks of annual leave,

                          paid sick leave,

                          plus paid public holidays,

                          unarmed police,

                          capped university fees,

                          legal drinking age of 18,

                          freedom to gamble in any town, online and through the TV during live sports,

                          employment protection to prevent at-will firings,

                          freedom to join trade unions,

                          welfare system from cradle to grave,

                          looks like we have a lot of catching up to do!

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                            Posted: July 3, 2015, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

                            The perks of anonymity!

                            Yup. Plus they won't have to worry about getting sued by a bicyclist looking for easy money. Another great perk of anonymity.

                            I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                            The odds are about the same.