More than £10 Million in Lotto Prizes Currently Unclaimed
There is less than a week to go for a Lotto player who bought their ticket on the Isle of Wight to come forward and claim their £1 million prize before it expires and is transferred to the Good Causes Fund. However, they are not the only National Lottery ticket holder in danger of missing out on a life-changing windfall in the coming months; there are currently more than £10 million worth of payouts sitting unclaimed.
The Isle of Wight ticket holder entered the draw on Saturday 27th February, with their Lotto Millionaire Raffle code matching the one drawn on the night. Lottery officials have launched a publicity campaign on the island, including dropping a giant winner’s cheque into the tiger enclosure at the Isle of Wight Zoo last month, but so far the missing millionaire has yet to present their lucky slip. They have until the end of Thursday 25th August to contact the National Lottery or they will miss out forever.
National Lottery winners have 180 days from the date of the winning draw in which to claim their prize, with any expired amounts, and the accrued interest, being returned to the lottery to help support worthy projects across the UK. If you have won big, you can find out how to get hold of your cash at the How to Claim Lottery Prizes page.
There are currently seven additional Lotto Millionaire Raffle prizes that have yet to be claimed, with three EuroMillions Millionaire Maker awards also outstanding. This suggests some players do not realise that they have extra chances to win thanks to these two supplementary games and therefore fail to check the codes that can bag them up to £1 million on both. You can see the full list of unclaimed lottery prizes, along with the results from the corresponding draws, at the Unclaimed Prizes page.
Your next chance to snap up a £1 million Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize comes on Saturday night, while the main Lotto jackpot will be worth £5.8 million. You can buy Lotto tickets online and from authorised retailers, but make sure you use the Lotto Checker to compare your ticket with the winning numbers in both parts of the draw!Published: Friday 19th August 2016
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