Unclaimed Lottery Jackpots
Everyone plays the lottery with the hope of winning, but occasionally people win big and never even claim their prize. Millions of pounds worth of prizes go unclaimed every year because people lose their tickets or simply forget to check their numbers.
This situation is entirely avoidable as the National Lottery makes it possible for players to purchase their tickets online. Buying lottery tickets online eliminates the risk that winnings will go unclaimed as all tickets purchased online are stored safely in the userís account so there is no risk that they can be stolen, damaged or lost. Furthermore, online lottery tickets are checked automatically winners are notified by text or email that they should check their online account. For security reasons, email and text alerts do not contain details of the prize amount.
All National Lottery prizes are valid for 180 days after a draw takes place so even if youíve found an old ticket, you could still be due a prize! Here is a list of the current unclaimed prizes.
Unclaimed Prizes Table
|Draw Date||Lottery||Prize Value||Prize Tier||Area Purchased||Winning Results||Final Date to Claim|
|14/04/2015||EuroMillions||£382,155.70||Match 5 + 1 Star||North East Derbyshire District||24-32-34-35-49
Lucky Stars 1-2
|24/04/2015||EuroMillions||£1,000,000 and a private yacht getaway||UK Millionaire Maker||Reading||Millionaire Maker Results||21/10/2015|
|10/07/2015||EuroMillions||£1,000,000||UK Millionaire Maker||Hull||VCY513088||06/01/2016|
Lucky Stars 7-9
|25/07/2015||Lotto||£63,043||Match 5 + Bonus||Redditch Area||2-4-5-15-20-48
|31/07/2015||EuroMillions||£1,000,000 and an exclusive trip to NYC||UK Millionaire Maker||Cheltenham||Millionaire Maker Results||27/01/2016|
|12/09/2015||Lotto||£93,164||Match 5 + Bonus||Borough of Kirklees||14-20-28-31-40-46
|12/09/2015||Lotto||£4,668,787||Match 6||Borough of Barking and Dagenham||14-20-28-31-40-46
Table last updated 01/10/2015
To date, the largest unclaimed lottery prize in the UK was a £63.8 million EuroMillions jackpot which was won on Friday 8th June 2012 but which expired 180 days later on Wednesday 5th December 2012. All National Lottery prizes which are still unclaimed after 180 days are added to the National Lottery Good Causes Fund.
If you think you may have lost a winning ticket, visit our lost lottery tickets page for information on what to do next.