Two Winning Lottery Tickets Go Unclaimed

Two Lottery winners have missed out on their prizes, after the six month window for claiming the money passed in December.

The two prizes, which had a combined value of over £1.3 million, will now be donated to the National Lottery’s charitable causes.

The first ticket was worth £389,998, and was bought in Trafford, Buckinghamshire for the draw on 21st June. Despite repeated appeals, the winner never came forward to claim their prize before the midnight deadline on 18th December.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “Unfortunately, I can confirm that the ticket-holder did not come forward within the deadline to claim their prize and has now sadly missed out on this substantial amount of money.”

The statement continued: To avoid this unfortunate situation happening again, I would urge all National Lottery players to check their tickets on a regular basis.”

“We tried very hard to find the ticket-holder and it’s a real shame that they have missed out, but there is still one winner – the nation. This money, and all the interest earned over the 180 days, will now go to benefit projects all over the UK funded by The National Lottery.”

Just days later, another Lotto player missed out on the most memorable Christmas ever. A ticket which was bought in Ealing, West London, had matched six numbers in late June.

However, again despite the best efforts of the National Lottery and various local media reports, nobody came forward to accept the prize money.

The unclaimed £1 million prize money will now also be donated to good causes and charitable programmes in the area.

Two outstanding winners did claim their prizes, meaning there are now five outstanding Lottery prizes waiting to be snapped up by the winning ticket holders.

Each winner has 180 days from the date of the winning draw to claim their prize, before the money along with the interest it has generated are donated.

December 31, 2014 by : Posted in News

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