UK Player Wins 58M in EuroMillions Draw

UK Player Wins 58M in EuroMillions Draw

A UK lottery player has become the latest winner of a EuroMillions jackpot draw that took place on Tuesday this week.

According to UK lottery operator, Camelot, the single ticket was the only one to match all seven numbers and thus earned the winner £57.9 million.

The matching numbers were 3, 8, 26, 33 and 45, with Lucky Star numbers 7 and 10.

As of now, nobody has come forward to claim the prize yet, which could either mean that the winner is still unaware of his or her win, or he or she has opted to lay low for a while and let the news sink in.

Check Those Lottery Tickets

The latest EuroMillions win by a UK lottery player comes only a few months after another British player scooped the country's third biggest lottery win of all time. The player won the entire £121.3 million jackpot in a draw that took place at the end of April this year.

At the time, Andy Carter was quoted as saying: "Wow! What a night for UK EuroMillions players. A single ticket holder has banked the entire £121.3 million jackpot and immediately becomes the third biggest winner this country has ever seen!

The biggest lottery prize in UK history was registered in 2011, when a North Ayrshire couple, Chris and Colin Weir won a staggering £161 million.

Colin Weir described their win as "a dream".

"When we first realized we had won, it felt like a dream," he said. "Everything went into slow motion."

Shortly after his win, he said that the next steps would be the most difficult as "with great wealth comes responsibility."

This could explain why the latest winner is hesitant to come forward for the moment.

A year after the Weir's won the biggest UK lottery prize, Adrian and Gillian Bayford from Suffolk won more than £148 million.

Why Play EuroMillions?

EuroMillions is a European-centered lottery that is currently played in nine different countries - namely the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

All ticket holders try to win a share of the same jackpot.

The odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot are 1 in 116,531,800, while the overall odds of winning any EuroMillions prize is a more comfortable 1 in 13.

Camelot says that literally tens of millions of prizes go unclaimed each year due to lost tickets bought from shops.

UK Millionaire Maker

With each EuroMillions draw, UK players also have the chance to win in the UK Millionaire Maker Selection. In Tuesday's draw, two UK millionaires were created with combinations MKMX93751 and VKMR86851.

In the next EuroMillions draw on Friday, the jackpot prize is expected to be around £15 million.