A EuroMillions ticket holder has scooped a £122 million jackpot, making the anonymous winner the recipient of the fifth biggest National Lottery prize in UK history.
Lottery operator Camelot UK Lotteries Limited announced on Friday it had validated and paid out the prize of £122,550,350.80, the jackpot from the EuroMillions April 2 draw.
Unless the winner signs an agreement for full publicity, no further information can be released about their win.
Camelot's Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at the National Lottery, said: "We're delighted that we've now been able to validate the claim and pay out this amazing EuroMillions jackpot prize to the lucky ticket-holder."
"This lucky ticket-holder has now officially become the fifth biggest ever UK National Lottery winner," he added, "and we hope that they will enjoy their win.
"In the current situation, we're encouraging everyone to check their tickets online at national-lottery.co.uk or by downloading the National Lottery app, and to only buy and check their tickets in retail in line with government guidance.
"Playing online via the website or app means that your ticket is checked, and you get an email notification if you win a prize. You can also scan your retail tickets on the National Lottery app to check if you're a winner."
The highest ever UK winner claimed a jackpot of £170 million in October 2019, but chose to stay anonymous.
The biggest named British Euromillions winners remain Colin and Chris Weir, who netted a whopping£161,653,00 in 2011.
When Colin died in December 2019 he had reportedly spent over half of his £80million share, most of it going on gifts to family and friends, and charitable donations.
The couple set up the Weir Charitable Trust and made a donation to a community football club in Largs before Mr Weir's death after a short illness.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012 and the fourth highest UK winner – who took home £123 million – also remained anonymous.
The record for the highest amount ever won on EuroMillions was set in February this year when a Swiss player took home 210 million euro, the equivalent of almost £180 million.
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