A few days ago, at a press conference held in the British city of Grantham, the EuroMillions lottery winner was announced: Andrew Clark, 51, of Boston, Lincolnshire. His prize, £ 76,369,806 (about $ 96.5 million), is the twelfth largest amount ever won in a lottery in UK history, Sky News picks up.
But the new multi-millionaire surprised everyone by referring to himself as "the man who almost lost 76 million pounds," after ensuring that he discovered a winning lottery ticket on the visor of his truck weeks after the draw.
The man remembered that after hearing the news that no one had claimed the millionaire prize, his girlfriend, Trisha, and his niece, Louise, had been invited for several weeks to check out the various lottery tickets he had bought.
In the vehicle, Clark kept a suitcase with all the tickets he had bought months ago, and between them he found the passage of the Euromillions decisive. The couple already bought a new house and two cars and also intended to help their entire family. "That sounds like a magical Christmas story," said the now multi-millionaire.
The Euromillions winners have 180 days to claim the prize if they bought the ticket in the UK, although in Spain and other countries they stay 90 days and in other countries even less. If no one claims after two weeks, the authorities will release information about the ticketing office to help locate the lucky one.