Lotto Medal Prizes Set To Expire
Updated: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Time has almost run out for 12 Lotto players to claim their prizes from last year’s special Olympic event draw. The National Lottery offered 67 additional awards on 27th August, one for each of the medals won by Team GB at Rio 2016. The promotion was to celebrate the team’s success and thank Lotto players for helping to raise money for Olympic funding.
The prizes up for grabs were worth £1 million, £100,000 and £50,000 and corresponded to the golds, silvers and bronzes won by Team GB. While most of the prizes have been claimed, there are now just a couple of days for the remaining winners to come forward, otherwise the money will be given to the Good Causes Fund on Thursday.
The unclaimed prizes add up to more than £5.5 million, and last-ditch efforts have been made to try and track down the winners. Staff from Welton Waters Adventure Centre in Hull, where one of the unclaimed £1 million tickets was bought, took a boat bearing a gigantic Lotto ticket out to the local lake last week to try and jog the memory of passing players.
You can take a look at the Unclaimed Lottery Prizes page to find out where all the tickets were bought, and use the Lotto Raffle Checker to see if you are due a prize. All winners must come forward to claim National Lottery prizes within 180 days of the draw taking place.
The Lotto jackpot currently stands at £2 million, after a single player matched all six main numbers on Saturday night to scoop £15.3 million. As well as the jackpot, there will be one prize of £1 million in the Lotto Millionaire Raffle and a further 20 prizes of £20,000. Tickets can be bought online or from authorised retailers. Good luck!Published: Tuesday 21st February 2017
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