UK ticket-holder of the EuroMillions Jackpot is set to get £170m
On the 8th October, one lucky ticket holder claimed their £170 million. The identity of the ticket holder is yet to be known, and will only become known if they decide to go public.
If it is an individual, not a syndicate, then they will rank in the 'Sunday Times Rich List's', and will rank on the 1000 wealthiest people living in the UK.
The ticket holder is yet to get their money, as they will need to go to a 'Ticket Validation Appointment'. During which, the National Lottery will check it is an authentic ticket, and if it is, they will discuss how they would like to spend this money.
As Andy Carter, their 'senior winners adviser', puts it, they "Look forward to helping the ticket-holder start to enjoy their new-found wealth".
This lucky winner won with the numbers of 10, 15, 44 and 49. 3 and 12 were selected for the 'Lucky Star' numbers. With these numbers, the winner has claimed £170,221,000.
With these riches, often people don't go and buy a fast car or blow it all out, or even put it in a bank. Most people want t pay off their mortgages, and then help out other family members. Andy Carter normally advises them to go on a holiday before they start to spend anything. Andy tells us that it can take a couple of years for their spending habits to settle out.
If this winner is an individual, they would have more money then Sir Tom Jones, Ed Sheeran and Adele. Better yet, this winner has beaten the previous record set by Colin and Chris Weir, who have been the richest lottery winners in Britain, back since 2011. They claimed a sum total of £161 million.
Other millionaire winners have been sharing their experience with their new life, since the jackpot was announced, and often other winners will help you to know what to do, and what not to do.
This particular jackpot has rolled over 22 consecutive times since July 19. It reached its maximum prize fund of £170 on the 24th September, to be won later by this lucky ticket holder.