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Southend Winner Leaves It Late To Claim £1 Million

Last Updated: Friday 10th March 2017, 14:37

A EuroMillions player from Southend has come forward in the nick of time to claim a £1 million prize. The lucky ticket holder matched one of the winning Millionaire Maker codes on 4th October 2016, but did not get in contact with National Lottery officials straight away and there were fears the prize would expire.

However, the winner has now finally received their cash a full five months later, following repeated efforts in the area to attract the attention of anyone who might have played and forgotten to check their ticket. Anyone who wins a National Lottery prize has 180 days from the date of the draw to come forward, otherwise the money will be given to the Good Causes Fund, so the player from Southend just had a few weeks left before their entry became invalid.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a fortune, there are a couple of great opportunities this weekend. The EuroMillions jackpot has climbed to a mammoth £64 million ahead of tonight’s draw on the back of five straight rollovers, while the top prize in Lotto is up to £15.2 million.

A big win on either game would allow you to start living out many of your dreams, whether that is moving home, buying a new sports car or travelling the world. You can choose your Lotto or EuroMillions numbers online, or visit any authorised retailer in the UK. Good luck!

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