Urgent Appeal to Find Lotto Medal Event Winners
Last Updated: Friday 23rd September 2016, 09:49 am
Lotto’s Medal Draw on Saturday 27th August saw the National Lottery honour the amazing achievements of Team GB at the Rio Olympics by presenting every ticket holder with the chance to win one of 88 amazing cash prizes ranging from £50,000 to £1 million. While the 180-day deadline to claim these prizes is not until February, the cut-off date for players hoping to claim a prize with a damaged or lost ticket is fast approaching.
While National Lottery officials continue to appeal for the remaining lucky ticket holders to come forward, far more urgent calls are being made for any player who believes that they may have (or had) a winning ticket, but have lost or damaged it. The organisation states that all claims made with a missing, damaged or destroyed ticket must be made within 30 days of the date of the draw, meaning that the deadline of 5pm on Monday 26th September is rapidly approaching. For more information, visit the lost or damaged ticket pages.
While a number of players have already come forward to collect their prizes from the special Lotto draw, there are still many more going unclaimed, including five prizes of £1 million each and four prizes of £100,000 each. While online players receive an email notification if they win a prize, anyone who buys paper tickets from a retailer needs to check the entries themselves and lodge a claim.
If you think you might have a winning ticket from the draw on 27th August, now is the time to check between the sofa cushions, rifle through old purses and handbags, clear out your car and sift through stacks of papers, as you could be in for an incredible windfall. For a full list of unclaimed prizes, including the area in which each one was purchased, head to the unclaimed National Lottery prizes page.
If you weren’t lucky enough to win one of the prizes offered in the Lotto Medal Event, don’t worry; an amazing double rollover is heading your way this Saturday. Worth an estimated £9.3 million, this weekend’s Lotto jackpot will have you enjoying the millionaire lifestyle in no time if you win big. There is also an additional £1 million up for grabs in the Millionaire Raffle, as well as 20 prizes of £20,000. Lotto tickets are available to buy online or from any authorised retailer throughout the UK. Best of luck, and don’t forget to check those tickets!