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Lotto Prize Expires Unclaimed

Lotto Prize Expires Unclaimed
Updated: Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Lotto prize worth £132,821 has expired after 180 days elapsed without any player coming forward to claim it. The prize, which was won on Saturday 26 February by matching five main numbers and the Bonus Ball, expired at 5:30pm on Thursday 25 August. The winning ticket had been purchased in the Kingston upon Hull area and although it is too late for the owner to claim their prize, the win will benefit the ever-growing fund for Good Causes which has raised more than £26 billion since the lottery began in 1994.

Whilst we would of course have preferred to bring you news that this prize had been claimed prior to the 180 day deadline, news of prizes that expire unclaimed always serve as useful reminders for players to check their tickets as soon as possible after each and every draw. And with a massive EuroMillions jackpot up for grabs this evening (Tuesday 30 August), this latest reminder is timely to say the least.

The EuroMillions jackpot has rolled over eight times in a row so far, and the jackpot tonight will therefore be worth a staggering £86 million. Our advice is to make sure that you buy your tickets online so that you can’t misplace them and also so that you can be notified by email should your numbers land you a prize. And of course, you should also be sure to check the lottery results as soon as you can so that the chances of you accidentally missing out on a prize are reduced to an absolute minimum.

We have said it before and we will no doubt say it again – buying tickets online, establishing a fixed habit of checking your lottery results and claiming any prize that you have won without delay is the only way to guarantee that you will never miss out on a lottery prize. This is something that the person who bought the recently expired Lotto ticket has had to learn the hard way, so take heed, learn from their costly mistake and good luck in the EuroMillions game tonight!

Written by Ian Bruce

Published: Tuesday 30th August 2011

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