SOMERSET could be home to a new millionaire, with a claim being received by the operator of The National Lottery.

Camelot UK Lotteries Limited has today confirmed that it has received a claim for the £1,000,000 EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker prize, from a ticket bought in North Somerset for the draw on October 23, 2020.

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, and the ticket-holder will 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 Camelot, said: “It’s fantastic news that the lucky ticket-holder has now claimed their prize.

"We will now focus on supporting the ticket-holder through the process."

This news comes ahead of tomorrow night's EuroMillions draw, where a £175M jackpot is up for grabs.

If one UK player takes home the entire sum, they will set a new National Lottery record and become Britain's biggest ever winner.