The Brit who won the GBP 26million EuroMillions jackpot is already a multi-millionaire, it was revealed last night.
He is desperately trying to keep his windfall secret from everyone except his family.
But The Sun can disclose he is the owner of a business empire worth millions, with investments in the UK and abroad.
In Britain he is thought to own a GBP 4million gated property on an exclusive private estate and his cars include a luxury Rolls-Royce.
Now he has become the UK’s second-biggest lottery winner ever.
It is believed that the man’s son calmly deposited the winners’ cheque in a High Street bank in Surrey last week on his father’s behalf.
He had patiently waited his turn in a queue of other customers.
The amazing GBP 26,533,767 win came on the night of August 31.
The tycoon successfully picked all five numbers — 6, 18, 22, 23, 37 — and both Lucky Stars, 5 and 6.
That made him the second British EuroMillions mega-winner in just three weeks after Scottish postie Angela Kelly scooped a whopping GBP 35.4million last month.
Just like Angela, 40 — the UK’s biggest-ever lottery winner — the latest lucky punter took several days to come forward and claim his prize.
He only contacted organisers Camelot last Thursday — losing GBP 23,000 just in interest because of his five-day delay.
He then asked lottery bosses to let him remain anonymous.
But our top Euro-Millions source said: “I can reveal he’s already a millionaire – people here are stunned.
“It’s incredible that a millionaire should scoop the jackpot but he’s desperate to keep it a secret.
“I think he’s hoping people will think he’s managed to make the money rather than win it.
“He’s not a very flash guy — so it’s no surprise he wants to keep his good fortune hush-hush.”
A spokesman for Camelot said last night: “The winner has asked for no publicity. We can’t discuss this person’s identity.”
Meanwhile, two people shared Saturday’s GBP 4.8million Lotto jackpot, Camelot said.
The numbers drawn were 4, 10, 20, 24, 39 and 49 and the bonus was 31.
The lucky winners who matched all six balls each won GBP 2,443,024.