Two Unclaimed Lottery Prizes Worth £1 Million Set to Expire
Last Updated: Friday 16th September 2016, 10:12 am
There are two unclaimed lottery prizes worth £1 million set to expire next week if the unsuspecting ticket holders fail to make contact with lottery officials. The owner of a ticket that won the top-tier Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize has until Monday to pick up their seven-figure award, while the claims period for a EuroMillions Mega Friday Millionaire Maker prize of £1 million and a trip of a lifetime to the US runs out next Wednesday.
UK National Lottery players have 180 days following the draw in which the prize was won to claim their cash. Any prizes that remain unclaimed after cut-off time passes are donated to the Good Causes Fund, along with the interest they have accrued. Take a look at the unclaimed prizes page to see a full list of the major lottery awards that are yet to be matched up with their winners.
The Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize was won on a ticket bought in the district of Huntingdonshire for the Lotto draw on Wednesday 23rd March. The winning code, worth £1 million, was ROSE67423684, but the owner of the ticket has yet to make themselves known. The historic county of Huntingdonshire covers the towns of Huntingdon, St Neots and St Ives and the area has already seen a £1 million prize expire this year, when no one came forward to pick up an award from Saturday 10th October 2015 before the deadline on Thursday 7th April.
The ticket that scooped the Millionaire Maker prize was bought in the West Bromwich West parliamentary constituency for the EuroMillions draw just two days later. Friday 25th March was Mega Friday and the supplementary game was offering five prizes of £1 million and a five star, business class trip to the US, visiting five destinations of each winner’s choosing. You can find all five lucky codes for that draw on the EuroMillions Results page.
EuroMillions and Lotto return this weekend and you can buy lottery tickets online or from authorised retailers across the country. If you do buy physical tickets, make sure you check your numbers, including the raffle codes, carefully after the draw so you don’t miss out on a big lottery windfall.