The £113 million EuroMillions lottery ticket from the October 8th draw has been claimed and paid out.
Camelot confirmed the ticket had been claimed and paid out – but refused to reveal the lucky winner’s name or location.
A spokesman said: “The ticket-holder is currently deciding whether or not to go public so we cannot confirm or deny anything relating to their identity at this time.”
Over the past few days more than 1,000 people had come forward claiming to have won the mammoth prize with the ticket thought to have been purchased in Coventry.
An elderly woman yesterday claimed she was the winner – but her husband BINNED the ticket by mistake.
Rumours also spread that a syndicate of students at Coventry University had won but this was dismissed as ‘hogwash’ by a university spokesperson.
If it’s a single person they will rocket onto The Sunday Times Rich List at number 589 – comfortably ahead of Dragons’ Den stars James Caan (£85 million) and Deborah Meaden (£40 million)
More to follow….