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Five-Figure Lotto Prizes Unclaimed

Five-Figure Lotto Prizes Unclaimed
Updated: Monday 20th July 2015

There are currently two five-figure Lotto prizes that have yet to be claimed, and both of them were won in the same draw on Saturday 26 June. The lottery results for that draw were 18, 26, 33, 35, 37 and 47, and the Bonus Ball was number 03. Both of the unclaimed prizes were won by tickets matching five main numbers and the Bonus Ball, so both prizes are worth exactly the same amount – namely £91,820. Because National Lottery players in the UK have no more than 180 days in which to claim any prize they win, both lottery winners must claim their prize by Thursday 23 December at the very latest.

One of the five-figure prize-winning tickets was purchased in North Somerset, whilst the other was bought in the Crewe and Nantwich area. We would encourage all lottery players who live in those areas of the country, or who might have bought a ticket when passing through in recent weeks, to look around for any and all lottery tickets that they have. Be sure to check pockets, bags, wallets, purses, drawers, the car glove compartment, etc, then head over to our Lottery Checker page and see how your numbers have fared in previous draws.

If you discover that you have a ticket that has won a prize – be it one of the five-figure unclaimed prizes or a different prize entirely – be sure to make your claim without any further delay. It is very easy to promise yourself that you will claim a lottery prize in a day or two when you are less busy, especially if the prize is fairly modest or you have plenty of time to go before the 180 days deadline arrives, but that makes it possible to lose the ticket before the claim is made

Lottery prizes which aren’t claimed before the 180 day deadline are automatically forfeited and the cash handed over to the fund for Good Causes instead. Whilst everyone agrees that Good Causes are well worth supporting, a high percentage of money raised from ticket sales already goes to that fund, so there really is no need to miss out on a big lottery prize of your own to boost the fund even further.

Everyone reading this news item should check their lottery tickets without further delay to see if they are lottery winners, and to make a claim if that happens to be the case. Those of you who haven’t won a prize can buy lottery tickets online today and have a go at the Lotto jackpot of £2.4 million this Wednesday 14 July as well as the £34 million double rollover jackpot in the EuroMillions game on Friday. Good luck!

Published: Tuesday 13th July 2010

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