It’s January 2, 2019, and someone’s new year just got really golden. In the Euromillions jackpot on Monday, someone has won £115, 000, 000.
Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: ‘What a start to 2019 for UK EuroMillions players. ‘All players are urged to check their tickets to see if they are a big winner and can turn 2019 into one long celebration.’
Meghan ‘bans Harry drinking alcohol and caffeine and makes him take up yoga’. The winning main EuroMillions numbers were 01, 08, 11, 25, 28. And the winning EuroMillions Lucky Star numbers were 04 and 06.
The New Year’s Day win follows a series of high profile lottery prizes in recent years. In July 2011, Colin and Chris Weir became the biggest lottery winners in the UK – and across Europe – when they scooped more than £161 million.
Self-employed builder Andrew Clark, 51 from Boston came forward as a winner in November
Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012, while the biggest prize awarded in the country in 2018 was £121 million, handed to an anonymous winner in April.
And last November, builder Andrew Clark, 51, from Boston, Lincolnshire, discovered he had won £76 million – six weeks after the draw. He only checked after repeated encouragement and reminders from his wife and her niece. He said he stockpiled tickets in his van, only checking them every three months.