A lucky lottery winner hailing from Scotland has claimed a bumper £1.8 million festive prize after their numbers were drawn in the EuroMillions. It was announced by the bosses that they had received a claim from West Lothian for the EuroMillions prize in the draw held on December 11th. The five main numbers were matched by the ticket holder, along with a Lucky Star number, which netted them a staggering prize of £1,886,380.
No details were provided as to whether the ticket was bought by a syndicate or an individual, and where exactly it had been purchased. Camelot’s Andy Carter, which is the National Lottery operator, said that this was undoubtedly an amazing Christmas prize for the lucky winner who has already claimed their prize. He said that they would be helping the ticket-holder throughout the process. Before the winner can start spending the money, their claim will first have to go through the usual process of validation.
Carter also disclosed that local retail outlets were open in the West Lothian area for people to be able to play in-store as well. A French ticket-holder had won the December 11th jackpot, while five lucky players in the United Kingdom had picked up £1.8 million each by matching one Lucky Star number and five main numbers. This year, lottery players have helped raise £800 million for good causes, including organizations and charities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.