The very lucky winner of the £170m EuroMillions jackpot that was won on the final rollover draw held on 8th October earlier this month, has whilst keeping their anonymity, been paid out by theUK National Lottery organisers Camelot.
The winning ticket holder has become the largest ever lottery winner in the UK and with their new found fortune rockets into the Sunday Times annual rich list, passing the likes of singers Adele and Ed Sheeran in the process.
Speaking about the record breaking payout, Andy Carter who works for Camelot and holds the position of Senior Winner Advisor, commented: “What an amazing win, the biggest ever on The National Lottery.”
“The team will now support and help guide the ticket-holder as they begin their adventure with this life changing win. By buying a ticket for EuroMillions or any other National Lottery game, every player is helping to raise money for good causes.”
Unsurprisingly the winner has decided to remain anonymous, unlike previous jackpot winners, such as the couple Colin and Chris Weir from Ayrshire in Scotland, who were up until October’s draw, the biggest UK lottery winners.
The Weir’s who went public with their win back in 2011, used some of their new found wealth to help fund the Yes Scotland campaign, in the run up to Scottish independence referendum which was held back in 2014. At the end of last month, it was reported that they divorced, just eight years after their life changing win.