UK's Biggest Ever Lotto Prize Winner Bags Over £35 Million

By Rob Cappellina on at

In succession, the numbers 15, 17, 31, 41, 50, 57 and 5 could be mistaken for a really messed-up episode of Sesame Street. However, for one lucky person, this is the sequence that bagged them a record £35.1 million in Wednesday’s Lotto draw.

It’s the largest Lotto prize ever won in the UK, beating the £22.5 million claimed by a pair of business partners from St Leonards-on-Sea back in 1995 and, more recently, the 15-rollover £66 million jackpot that was split between two winners in January. The winner hasn’t gone public, so we unfortunately can’t glare at/curse/hunt them down yet.

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Fingers crossed they don’t end up going down the same road as the likes of Michael Carroll, who famously squandered his £9.7 million fortune on drugs, prostitutes and a racing track for old bangers, or 2005’s £1.8 million winner Roger Griffiths, who in 2013 claimed to be down to his last £7 following an unsuccessful revival of his university rock band. That would be terrible, and not at all entertaining for the rest of us. [ITV]