A WINNING National Lottery ticket worth £1,000,000 has been claimed.

Allwyn, operator of The National Lottery, has confirmed that it has received a claim for the £1,000,000 EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker prize from a ticket bought in the Shropshire District for the EuroMillions draw on 16 January 2024.

The Leader reported last month that there was an unclaimed National Lottery ticket, with members of the public urged to check all tickets. 

As with all major prizes, this EuroMillions prize 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. 

Once the ticket has been validated and paid, the ticket-holder will then decide whether or not to go public and share their news. 

There will be no information on whether it is an individual or syndicate winner, or where the ticket was purchased, unless the ticket-holder decides to go public.

Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said, “We are absolutely delighted that this lucky ticket-holder has come forward and claimed their prize. What an incredible opportunity this life-changing win presents for them, just imagine the possibilities.


“It’s now our job to support the ticket-holder through the process - we support each and every National Lottery winner in the same way  -  and we will do this as quickly as possible to ensure they can very soon begin to enjoy their life-changing win.”

By playing any National Lottery game, players generate £30M each week for National Lottery-funded projects.

This money helps fund projects across the nation, with over 685,000 grants – supporting projects both big and small –having been made across the UK to date.