The reason why lottery winners go public as UK's biggest EuroMillions revealed their identities 1 month ago

The reason why lottery winners go public as UK's biggest EuroMillions revealed their identities

Six of the 10 biggest EuroMillions winners have decided to remain anonymous in the past

A couple from Gloucestershire have hit the headlines this week after they won the biggest ever National Lottery jackpot.

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Having initially remained anonymous for a couple of days, Joe and Jess Thwaite decided to go public on Thursday with their £184m Euromillions win.

The couple, who have been married for 11 years, said the win would give them "time to share lots of experiences and go on adventures with our family and friends."

But lottery winners always have the right to remain anonymous, and many choose to do just that, with six of the 10 winners of the biggest EuroMillions jackpots never going public with their win.

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This includes the winners of the second biggest EuroMillions jackpot (£170m) in 2019.

This is perhaps understandable, considering the increased attention winners will get after such a win, and the many factors that come with this.

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