Even though the UK is still working on the finer details of Brexit, all residents of Great Britain are still eligible to take part in the EuroMillions lottery, and that is something that one lucky player is bound to be thanking his or her lucky stars for, as Friday’s huge £87 million EuroMillions jackpot has just been claimed by someone living in the United Kingdom!
That jackpot is the seventh highest lottery jackpot ever won in the UK and the exact amount of the jackpot has been confirmed by Camelot the lottery organiser as a truly life changing £87,570,000. Once the jackpot ticket has been fully validated as the winning one then the winner can choose whether to remain anonymous or choose for publicity.
The way in which the EuroMillions jackpot is played is that each player must pick out five main numbers whilst also picking out two star numbers, the way in which a player will win the jackpot is by matching all of their number they chose on their lottery tickets with all of those drawn out of the lottery machine.
It has been quite a while since a similar sized EuroMillions jackpot was won, as it was back in June of 2015 that an even larger £93.4 million jackpot was won by one lucky player!
To date the largest ever EuroMillions jackpot won in the UK was a mind-blowing £161.65 million jackpot which was won by a Scottish couple back in the year 2011, and that couple who opted to go down the full publicity route were Colin and Chris Weir from Largs, Scotland.
This current jackpot however is the third highest valued EuroMillions jackpot that has been won in the UK this year, and as soon as the winning ticket has been fully validated and confirmed as the winning one, the winner of that jackpot will be the seventh highest valued EuroMillions jackpot winner ever!
Those other two jackpots won earlier this year totalled in value £19.9 million and £14.5 million, proving once again that there really can be some mega amounts of cash that can be won by anyone who does take part in the EuroMillions jackpot!
In regards to Brexit and its possible effect on whether UK residents are citizens are going to be able to continue to take part and enter it once the Brexit date comes through, there has been no official statement on that matter, however we expect it will probably still be available to players in the UK after they leave the EU, as it is a charitable lottery with good causes profiting from each ticket purchased.