Lucky Brit claims £33MILLION jackpot – but £15m prize is still up for grabs (2024)

Lucky Brit claims £33MILLION jackpot – but £15m prize is still up for grabs (1)
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Two other players have become millionaires thanks to getting lucky in the 'Must Be Won' draw

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ONE lucky Brit has come forward as the winner of a massive £33million jackpot - but a £15m win remains unclaimed.

One punter scooped £33m in Friday night's Euromillions draw, while the £15m was scooped in Saturday's National Lottery draw.

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Two other players also picked up £1million each in the "Must Be Won" draw.

Players have been urged to check their tickets and call in to claim the big money prize.

The winning Lotto numbers were 11, 18, 24, 37, 47 and 59 while the bonus number was 13.

The jackpot winner matched all six main numbers to take the large sum, while two players matched five numbers plus the bonus ball to become millionaires.

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Meanwhile, Friday night's £33m has now been claimed.

One ticket, which was snagged in the UK,matched all five main numbersand two Lucky Stars.

The winner will pocket a staggering £33,078,306.60 - but they're yet to come forward.

Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at The National Lottery, said: "What a wonderful weekend, with a whooping wealth of winners walking away with a win.

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"Over two million prizes have been won in just these two draws across two days which is astonishing, and we urge all players to check their tickets so they can see if they are a Lotto or EuroMillions winner.

"The big EuroMillions winner will now receive our full support through the validation process and help to enable them to quickly start to enjoy their truly life-changing win.

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"And we look forward to meeting the £15m Lotto jackpot winner once they give us a call."

It comes after 11 millionaires were made on the National Lottery draw last week.

Set of balls 6 and draw machine Arthur were used.

Wednesday's estimated jackpot will now be £2 million.

No players matched all five numbers in Lotto HotPicks, which uses the same numbers as the Lotto draw.

However, three players won £13,000 each after they managed to match four numbers.

What a wonderful weekend, with a whooping wealth of winners walking away with a win.

Andy CarterNational Lottery

The winning Thunderball numbers were 07, 08, 13, 14 and 35 while the Thunderball number was 06.

No-one matched all five numbers plus the Thunderball to scoop the £500,000 top prize, but one ticket holder matched all five regular numbers to win £5,000.

Earlier this month, one lucky Brit won a cool £33million with their Euromillions ticket.

One ticket, which was snagged in the UK,matched all five main numbersand two Lucky Stars.

It comes just weeks aftertwo players from the same countyscooped £1m each.

UK's biggest lottery winners

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  • Anonymous winner - £195,707,000

A UK ticket-holder scooped the record EuroMillions jackpot of £195 million on July 19 2022 – the biggest National Lottery win of all time.

The holder, who remains anonymous to this day, amassed the fortune with just one lucky ticket.

  • Joe and Jess Thwaite - £184,262,899.10

Britain's previous EuroMillions record holders wereJoe and Jess Thwaite.

The couple won a record-breaking £184million jackpot in May 2022 and shared hopes of a Hawaiian holiday and a new horse box for their children's ponies.

Joe bought his winning ticket online on May 10, 2022, and the following morning received an email with good news.

As he learnt of the huge win, he was in disbelief and initially kept it for himself as he did not want to disturb his wife, who was sleeping.

Joe, a communications sales engineer, and Jess, who runs a hairdressing salon with her sister, have been married for 11 years and have two children.

  • Colin and Chris Weir, £161,653,000

Colinand Christine Weir landed the colossal prize money in 2011 and were Europe’s second-biggest winners until someone inItalywon a jackpot worth £193m in 2019.

They splashed the cash at an astounding rate of £100,000 a week before tragedy struck.

But at the time ofColin’s deathin December 2019 his share of the prize money haddwindled by around £40m.

He spent the millions living a life of luxury, forking out for sports cars, property and the football club he supported.

Colin and Christine divorcedshortly before his death after being married for 38 years.

He left money for their children Carly and Jamie.

  • Adrian and Gillian Brayford - £148,600,000

Adrian and Gillian won 190 million euros in a EuroMillions draw in August 2012, which came to just over £148 million.

But Adrian split from Gillian the following year because of the stress of the win.

The couple bought a Grade II listed estate in Cambridgeshire, complete with cinema and billiards room, but it was sold in 2021.

After divorcing in 2013, he failed to woo ex-sausage factory worker Marta Jarosz — but fell for stable girl Sam Burbidge.

She left him in 2017, taking 30 prize horses Adrian bought.

It might have worked out in the end for Adrian though as the former postman was seen smiling with ambulance worker Tracey Biles last year.

  • Frances and Patrick Connolly - £114,969,775

Former social worker and teacher Frances set up two charitable foundations after she and her husband hit the jackpot.

They scooped almost £115 million on New Year’s Day 2019.

She estimates that she has already given away £60 million to charitable causes, as well as friends and family.

  • Richard and Debbie Nuttall - £61,000,000

The couple from Colne,Lancashire, took home £61 million on January 30 2024.

Both 54, they were enjoying a holiday in Fuerteventura, celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.

But they then discovered the big EuroMillions win.

Richard revealed they originally thought they had won £2.60, but then received another email telling the pair to check their account.

Other eye-watering anonymous winners:

  • 2019 - £123million

Another anonymous winner scooped up a prize of £123,458,008 in the June Superdraw rollover.

  • 2021 - £122million

Following nine rollovers, one ticketholder bagged the £122,550,350 jackpot last April.

The successful participant chose to remain anonymous.

  • 2018 - £121million

Another anonymous winner found their fortune during the Superdraw jackpot rollover in April 2018, securing £121,328,187.

The luckyNational Lotteryplayers, whose identities have not been revealed, were both from Essex.

One, only known as Ms J, bagged the jackpot prize online after she matched five main numbers and the Bonus Ball in theLottodraw.

If that wasn’t enough, the winner, who played a personal selection of sentimental numbers, also won £30 in the same draw, having matched three main numbers.

She now intends to put her winnings towards buying a new home.

The other winner, known just as Mr H, also won £1million on the “£25m Cash Boost” instant win game.

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Earlier this year one couple thought they'd only bagged £2.60 on the lottery - but soon discovered they hadscooped the £61m jackpot.

Richard and Debbie Nuttall, both 54, from Colne,Lancashire, took home the life-changing sum in the EuroMillions draw on January 30, 2024.

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