A WARRINGTON resident has staked a claim for an outstanding £182,000 EuroMillions jackpot.

It comes more than two months since a public appeal was launched to find the winner of the £182,576.60 windfall.

The winning ticket was bought in the borough of Warrington, but no one has come forward to claim the six-figure prize – until now.

Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, operator of The National Lottery, has today, Friday, confirmed that it has received a claim for the EuroMillions pot.

This is from a ticket matching the five main numbers and one Lucky Star number, and bought in the borough of Warrington for the EuroMillions draw on August 25.

As with all major prizes, the 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.

Subject to validation, the prize will then be paid at an appointment with one of Camelot’s winners’ advisers.

Once the ticket has been validated and paid, the ticketholder 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 bought, unless the ticketholder decides to go public.

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said: “We are absolutely delighted that this lucky ticketholder has come forward and claimed their prize, especially since it has been nearly three months since the draw.

“What an incredible opportunity this life-changing win presents for them – just imagine the possibilities.

“It is now our job to support the ticketholder 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.”

With all National Lottery draws, players have 180 days from the day of the draw to claim their prize if they have the winning ticket.

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