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EuroMillions jackpot won by Briton finally claimed

The search is over! The British EuroMillions winner of an enormous £73 jackpot has finally claimed the prize. The winning numbers were drawn on Friday 2 May and it has taken until now for the winner to come forward. This means the grueling wait is over and that the prize did not end up unclaimed.

The National Lottery gives winners a deadline of 180 days to claim their prizes. In June alone, prizes totaling £1,184,845 will be returned to the lottery unless claimed. When you play EuroMillions online you do not have to worry about losing your ticket. Any wins will be reported to you and there is no ticket to lose. That is quite an advantage when you look at the frightening possibility of losing a golden ticket.

The win is the eighth largest ever paid out by the National Lottery. Unlike the previous British EuroMillions jackpot winner, Neil Trotter, this lucky Briton has chosen to stay anonymous.

The £73,000,000 windfall adds to the excellent track record of British EuroMillions players. The biggest largest win ever paid out in EuroMillions went to Colin and Chris Weir. The Scottish couple won £161,653,000 back in 2011. In 2012, Adrian and Gillian Bayford from Haverhill, Suffolk, won £148,656,000.

While the most recent EuroMillions jackpot did not beat the record, it is one of the largest ever to be paid out. The win drawn on 2 May will place the anonymous winner above countless of British celebrities in terms of net worth.

Actress and home-grown talent Keira Knightley has a reported net worth of about £30 million pounds. Another young British thespian, Robert Pattinson, of Twilight fame, has accumulated a fortune of £33 million. The £73 million lottery winner will even beat the golden boy of the Harry Potter franchise, Daniel Radcliffe, an actor who has pocketed about £47 million pounds throughout his acting career.

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