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Check Results or Miss Out!

Check Results or Miss Out!
Updated: Friday 10th October 2014

Today is the first day of August, the month in which the UK summer holiday season reaches its peak. Whilst many people will be focusing on sun, sand, surf and other things beginning with the letter S, it is still important to remember to check your lottery results at some point. As if to demonstrate just how much neglecting this advice can cost, a Millionaire Raffle prize of £1 million expired unclaimed on Wednesday 27 July. That means someone who should have now been enjoying the millionaire lifestyle thanks to the winning ticket will no longer be able to do so.

The EuroMillions ticket which bore the winning Millionaire Raffle number for the draw on Friday 28 January was purchased in the Plymouth area. Like all other National Lottery games in the UK, players have up to 180 days to claim their prize before it is declared void and the money goes to the fund for Good Causes. 180 days should be more than enough time for anyone to check their results and make their claim, but some people forget to do that and others who play offline can lose their tickets, making checking their numbers and claiming their prize impossible.

Of course, the easiest way to avoid missing out on a big prize – and a very convenient one, especially if you happen to be going on holiday soon – is to play lottery games online. From the moment your transaction is processed, you lottery entry is safe and secure, and your virtual ticket can’t be lost. Whilst it is still a good idea to check your lottery numbers against the results that are published after each draw, winning players are notified of their success by email, which serves as a very useful safeguard that can help you to avoid missing out!

The jackpot in the EuroMillions game this Tuesday 2 August will be worth an estimated £13 million and there is around £2.2 million up for grabs in the Lotto game on Wednesday. Buy your lottery tickets online today and you just might become a millionaire before the week is out! Good luck!

Written by Ian Bruce

Published: Monday 1st August 2011

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