The hunt for the British player who had won the EuroMillions jackpot in the July 28th draw has been brought to an end. Finally, a player has staked a claim for the jackpot prize amounting to £51,702,049.60 that was won by a UK-based EuroMillions ticket-holder.
This has been the fourth time when an EuroMillions jackpot has been won on the territory of the UK so far in 2017. Back in June 2017 a massive EuroMillions jackpot of £87 million was won. Two UK players won two large EuroMillions prizes in February, the first one winning £19.9 million on February 14th, and the other winning the £14.5-million jackpot of the next draw of the game that was held on February 17th.
The player would be able to get the massive prize as soon as they present their lottery ticket for validation. Then, the winner is to be given the chance to decide whether they want to reveal themselves to the public or not. No information will be provided if it comes to an individual or a syndicate winner. The place where the ticket was purchased will not be revealed, too.
It seems that the UK is on second place when the total number of winners to date in each EuroMillions country is concerned. Up to date, there are about 22.1% of all EuroMillions winners, or 496,016,625. France is the upper end of the ranking, with 22.7% of all winners, with this percentage accounting for a total of 511,118,318. Spain is third, with 20.0% of the total number of winners, or 448,983,613.
As far as the number of jackpot winners is concerned, France is once again on the first place among the nine participating countries, with a total of 85 jackpot winners since the EuroMillion game’s official start back in 2004. Spain is second, with 82 winners, and the UK remains third, with a total of 67 EuroMillion jackpot winners.
When it comes to the sum of the game’s prizes won in each of the nine countries that feature EuroMillions to date, France occupies the first position in the leaderboard, with a total of €8,407,402,186.05. The UK is second, with the overall sum of prizes amounting to £7,264,631,476.90 with the cash equivalent value of Mega Week prizes excluded from this amount. The third position is occupied by Spain, with total monetary prizes of €7,353,560,366.71 granted to local players for the time being.
So far, the year 2013 has been the most profitable to players, with the EuroMillions game accounting for a total of 39 jackpots won. To date 2017 was the least profitable for winners since the initial game’s launch in 2004, with 12 jackpots winners so far.
To date, the UK has seen five local players become part of the top 15 largest EuroMillions jackpot winners. The five Brits have won some of the most massive jackpots ever granted in the history of the game.