A EuroMillions player has finally come forward to claim a whopping £1million lottery prize weeks after the ticket was bought.
The winning Euromillions Lottery ticket was purchased in North Somerset for the draw on October 23.
Lottery bosses launched a hunt to find the owner of the ticket, BristolLive reports.
A lucky punter has now come forward to claim the prize in time for Christmas.
Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, operator of The National Lottery, confirmed it has received a claim for the £1,000,000 EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker win.
EuroMillions Millionaire Maker guarantees to create a millionaire in every draw.
The claim will now be verified before the cash is paid.
A spokesman for Camelot said: “As with all major prizes, the claim will now go through the process of validation, which includes checks to ensure the Games Rules Terms and Conditions are adhered to and the integrity of The National Lottery is protected.
“Subject to validation the prize will then be paid at an appointment with one of Camelot’s Winners’ Advisers.”
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But it will be up to the ticket holder whether they want to ‘go public’ about the win.
Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, added: “It’s fantastic news that the lucky ticket-holder has now claimed their prize.
“We will now focus on supporting the ticket-holder through the process.”
For every EuroMillions line played, UK players automatically receive a EuroMillions Millionaire Maker code printed on their ticket.
Meanwhile, a couple have revealed they have given away more than half of their £115million lottery jackpot to family, friends and good causes.
Frances and Patrick Connolly’s £60million giveaway included three daughters, three grandkids, eight siblings, 15 nieces and nephews and four great nieces and nephews.
And this Christmas Frances, 54, will buy thousands of gifts for hospital patients as well as IT equipment for good causes.
Pride of place in their £2million home in Hartlepool, Co Durham, is a scrapbook of thank you cards, from children in need to pensioners and community groups, received since their New Year’s Day win in 2019.
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