Check Your Lottery Tickets!
Updated: Friday 25th April 2014
National Lottery players are being urged to check their lottery tickets due to the fact that two large prizes have yet to be claimed. UK lottery winners have just 180 days from the date of the draw taking place to claim any prize they are due. If you were to win a prize and attempt to make a claim after that time then you would be disappointed because the cash would already have been handed over to the fund for Good Causes. Checking your tickets regularly is therefore essential.
The first unclaimed prize is worth £105,064. It was won by a ticket purchased in the Halifax area for the Lotto draw that took place on Saturday 8 August, 2009. The winning ticket matched five main numbers and the bonus ball. To save you having to check the lottery results for that draw, we can tell you that the main numbers were 9, 17, 26, 32, 33 and 36, and that the bonus ball was 6. The owner of this winning ticket must make their claim before 5:30pm on Thursday 4 February, 2010.
The second unclaimed lottery prize is also worth £105,064 and that’s because the winning ticket also matched five main numbers and the bonus ball in the Lotto draw on Saturday 8 August, 2009. This winning ticket was purchased in the Blackpool Borough area, and the prize claim deadline is also Thursday 4 February, 2010.
“We’re urging everyone to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding,” said a spokesperson for the lottery organisers. “Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa – someone out there could literally be sitting on a fortune! We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”
Hopefully the two big winners will soon come forward to claim their prizes. In the meantime, all lottery players can avoid missing out on a big win by buying lottery tickets online. When you buy lottery tickets online you are notified by email if you win any prize, so there is no chance of you forgetting to check your tickets and missing the 180 days deadline.Published: Wednesday 26th August 2009
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