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Could You Be Missing Out on a Massive Lotto or EuroMillions Prize?

Last Updated: Wednesday 27th July 2016, 10:22 am

Could you be missing out on a massive Lotto or EuroMillions windfall? Players of both games are being urged to double-check their tickets as over £10 million in unclaimed prize money remains in the National Lottery vault awaiting collection.

There are currently 12 prizes worth in excess of £50,000 that are yet to be claimed by unsuspecting ticket holders, including 10 rewards of £1 million, three of which come with the added bonus of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure thanks to the supplementary Mega Friday game. Another prize, a Lotto Millionaire Raffle reward of £1 million, is set to expire in just under a month on the 25th of August. The lucky ticket holder from the Isle of Wight could be about to suffer a large dose of misfortune should the deadline for this prize pass without any claim being made.    

Your chances of winning a prize don’t just end once the main numbers have been drawn and you see that you’ve missed out on hitting the jackpot. There are a whole host of other bonus features that could land you a stack of cash, including Lotto Millionaire Raffle and the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker game. Entry into these draws is included in the cost of a ticket, so it’s not like you’re having to spend more money to be part of the action! Before you scrunch up your entry, remember to check that you’re not throwing away your chance of becoming a millionaire by carefully examining the code printed at the bottom of your play slip. If you think you might be missing out on a sizeable sum, head to the unclaimed lottery jackpots page to view all the largest unclaimed prizes.        

It may be that your ticket has been damaged or lost, but fear not as the National Lottery have an answer for both scenarios. For damaged tickets, you must alert the National Lottery no later than 5pm on the 30th day following the draw in which the prize was won. An investigation will then be undertaken as to the validity of the ticket. Players who have lost their ticket must also contact National Lottery officials within the same time frame and provide as much information as possible about their misplaced ticket. For full details on damaged or lost tickets, please visit the Damaged National Lottery Tickets page or the Lost Lottery Tickets page.    

Tonight’s Lotto jackpot is a guaranteed £2 million, while Friday’s EuroMillions prize is estimated to be worth a sensational £60 million, two sums of money that will certainly make you check your ticket thoroughly. Mega Friday also returns this week, an event that will see five lucky ticket holders secure a prize of £1 million as well as a trip of a lifetime to Australia. Both Lotto and EuroMillions tickets are available to purchase online or from any authorised retailer throughout the UK. Best of luck and don’t forget to check your tickets!

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