Appeal for Missing EuroMillions Winner
Lottery officials are still waiting for the winner of an unclaimed £63,837,547 EuroMillions jackpot prize to come forward before their ticket expires worthless at 11pm on Wednesday 5 December. The ticket was purchased in the Stevenage and Hitchin area of Hertfordshire for the game on Friday 8 June, 2012, and the winning numbers were 05, 11, 22, 34 and 40, with the numbers 09 and 11 appearing as the Lucky Stars. The jackpot was actually worth £127.67 million, but another ticket that had been purchased in Belgium also matched all seven numbers to share the prize.
If the owner of the winning ticket purchased in the UK doesn’t lodge their claim by the deadline, the money will be handed over to the fund for Good Causes. It will also set a new record for the biggest unclaimed prize in UK lottery history, beating the previous record of £9 million by a significant margin. Our advice is for all players who might have purchased a ticket in the area mentioned to check and double-check that they haven’t got the winner tucked away somewhere!
Whilst you’re in ticket-checking mode it would make a lot of sense to take a look at the EuroMillions results for the game last night if you haven’t done so already. The main numbers drawn were 06, 10, 23, 44 and 49, and the Lucky Star numbers were 01 and 07. Because the jackpot last Friday rolled over, there was a top prize of £18 million up for grabs, but sadly no ticket was able to land it. That meant the biggest winner last night was the owner of the ticket bearing the Millionaire Raffle number VTR982942, which was worth a cool £1,000,000.
Of course, there were plenty of consolation prize winners in the EuroMillions game. Five tickets (including one purchased in the UK) matched all five main numbers and one Lucky Star number to win £159,589 each. Nine tickets matched the five main numbers only to win £29,553 each and another 53 tickets won £2,509 each by matching four main numbers and both Lucky Stars. The total number of EuroMillions prizes won on Tuesday was 1,850,892.
When you have checked your tickets (both old and new) be sure to claim any prize you have won without delay. And if you haven’t won a prize, you can visit this page to play for a £27 million double rollover jackpot in the next EuroMillions game this Friday. There is also a £2.2 million Lotto jackpot up for grabs this evening (Wednesday 28 November), so play both games and if you don’t win in one you could still win in the other. Good luck!
Written by Tony Sharpe
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