Someone has finally produced the winning EuroMillions ticket, claiming the largest Lottery prize in UK history.
Camelot confirmed a winning ticket had been produced and verified and the cash was paid out yesterday, 13 days after the draw.
“The ticket-holder is currently deciding whether or not to go public and share their news,” a spokeswoman said.
More than 1,000 lost ticket claims relating to the £113m jackpot had been lodged since the October 8 draw.
“This includes people writing in thinking they’ve won but lost the ticket, and others who want reassurance because they bought their ticket where the winning ticket was sold and although they didn’t think they had the numbers they wanted to make sure.”
Camelot is staying tight-lipped about the shop where the ticket was bought, but rumours point to a Spar store in Coventry, West Mids.
The prize is the biggest in EuroMillions history, beating the record of a Spanish player who netted £111m in May 2009.
The winner beat odds of more than 76 million to one to pick the winning numbers which were 9, 30, 35, 39, 46, with lucky stars six and eight.
Automatically, the claimant becomes the UK’s 589th wealthiest person, wealthier than Phil Collins (£108million), Rod Stewart (£105million) and David Bowie (£100million).
Euromillions tickets are sold in nine countries – the UK, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Irish Republic, Portugal and Switzerland – with ticket-holders in all those countries trying to win a share of the same jackpot each week.