Hunt Is On For Missing National Lottery Winners
Last Updated: Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 11:27
Time is running out for a number of National Lottery winners to come forward and claim their money, with more than £3 million in prizes set to expire before the end of May. Two big UK EuroMillions prizes will expire in the next few days, while two Lotto players will also miss out on becoming millionaires if they do not beat deadlines next month.
National Lottery tickets in the UK remain valid for 180 days after a draw has taken place, meaning that the EuroMillions player who won a UK Millionaire Maker prize in the draw on 25th October 2016 only has until 23rd April to come forward. The ticket was bought in the London Borough of Southwark. Another EuroMillions prize worth £197,954, dating back to 28th October, needs to be claimed by 26th April and appeals have been made for participants from Doncaster to check for old tickets.
A Lotto ticket bought in the London Borough of Southwark will expire on 15th May. This entry won £1 million in the Lotto Millionaire Raffle on 16th November 2016 after matching the code PINK 7016 6708. Another prize worth £1 million has to be claimed just a few days later, before 22nd May. The all-important Lotto ticket was bought in North Lanarkshire and matched the Millionaire Raffle code of AQUA 4641 7399.
You can check out the Unclaimed Lotto prizes for a full list of all the big prizes yet to be claimed, complete with details of where the tickets were purchased and the dates when they will expire. Any prizes which remain unclaimed will be given to the Good Causes Fund to help benefit projects across a number of sectors in the UK.
If you are chasing a great prize, there will be more chances to win this weekend in Lotto, EuroMillions and Thunderball. There is a £30 million jackpot in the 1,000th EuroMillions draw tonight, while the top prize in Lotto is up to £5.4 million after a rollover on Wednesday. You can choose your numbers online or visit any authorised retailer. Good luck!