Big Lottery Winners Yet to Claim
Updated: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Every week brings lottery players multiple opportunities to win themselves a fortune, and most people who succeed in landing a jackpot are only too pleased to claim their prize straight away. Unfortunately, some players don’t act so quickly, and right now there are several big lottery winners who have yet to claim life-changing sums. It could be that players are deliberately waiting for a while before coming forward, but it is far more likely that they are simply unaware of their success.
All lottery players are advised to make sure that they have checked their tickets for past draws. Prizes that are currently waiting to be claimed include £1 million from the EuroMillions Millionaire Maker draw that took place on Friday 31 July, £4.6 million from the Lotto draw that took place on Saturday 12 September and four prizes of £1 million each from the Lotto Millionaire Raffle draw of Saturday 10 October.
These prizes are the biggest that have yet to be claimed, but plenty of consolation prizes are also waiting for their rightful owners to come forward, so do hunt around for your old tickets and check your numbers carefully to avoid missing out. Lottery players in the UK must claim any prize landed within 180 days of a draw taking place, otherwise the sum won is handed over to the fund for Good Causes and the winning ticket is rendered void.
Whilst players are checking their old tickets they may also want to check their entries for the first EuroMillions draw of this week. The main numbers drawn on Tuesday 17 November were 06, 07, 23, 37 and 38, and the Lucky Stars were 10 and 11. No player won the £101 million jackpot, but two tickets – both of which were purchased overseas – won their owners €1,028,955 each by matching all five main numbers and one of the Lucky Star numbers. UK players shared over £5 million in consolation prizes, and another £1 million was landed by the ticket that matched the Millionaire Maker code, which was PRF748832.
The next EuroMillions game this Friday 20 November will now offer a jackpot which is expected to be worth round £113 million, but first there is a midweek Lotto jackpot of around £2.2 million to play for this evening. We encourage those of you who choose to play either of those games to check your numbers promptly by visiting our Lottery Results page after each draw and to claim any prize won as soon as possible. Good luck!Published: Wednesday 18th November 2015
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