There have been a number of debates as to whether it is better for a winner on a global international lottery to make the win public or to stay anonymous.
One winner of the British National Lottery jackpot has decided the best thing is to stay quiet.
A player of the UK lottery draw living in Hampshire has decided to keep the news to himself, Camelot, the administrators of the British National Lottery have announced. The lucky player matched all the numbers in the draw on Saturday 26 January 2013 and collects £1,314,707 – one third of the jackpot as two other winners matched the same numbers. We believe it is a gentleman that has won and that he played online.
Both Camelot and the press have agreed to respect the wishes of the new winner. Such winners can opt for anonymity and the agreement ensures the administrators and the media stay quiet.
On balance it seems this was the right decision. Often it is not winning the jackpot that causes problems but rather the fame that can come with it. No doubt this latest winner is receiving advice as to how best to enjoy his good fortune without drawing attention to himself.
Presumably he is being told to not change him lifestyle too radically too soon and to take a holiday to get used to the new situation.
Here at UKLotteryDraw.com we wish the very best of luck to the new lottery winner.