Last Chance For Lotto Medal Prize Winners To Come Forward
Last Updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 09:17 am
A dozen Lotto prizes, totalling £5.55 million, are set to be passed over to the National Lottery’s Good Causes Fund unless winners come forward by the end of the day on Thursday. The prizes date back to the special Olympic event draw on 27th August last year, when 67 extra awards were offered to thank Lotto players for the support they gave to Team GB at Rio 2016.
The extra prizes were worth £1 million, £100,000 and £50,000, with one for each of the gold, silver and bronze medals won in Brazil. Most of the prizes have been claimed, but 12 have still not been pocketed and will expire tomorrow night, 180 days after the draw took place.
You can find out where the 12 tickets were purchased at the unclaimed lottery prizes page, and anyone who entered the special draw in those locations has been urged to have another look and see if they might be a winner.
Any prizes that remain unclaimed after Thursday will be returned to the Good Causes Fund, which supports charitable projects across the UK in sectors such as the arts, heritage and health, education and the environment. Another key area is sports, and the money raised from ticket sales went a long way to funding Team GB’s Olympic success.
The Good Causes Fund receives 28p from every £1 spent on National Lottery games, so you will be doing your bit if you enter tonight’s Lotto draw. There is also a chance you could win the £2 million jackpot, following in the footsteps of the best friends from Tyne & Wear who scooped £15.3 million on Saturday. Good luck!