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As you know, we’ve got nothing against the National Lottery’s Good Causes Fund and the amazing projects and communities it helps across the UK. Did you know that over £35m is raised for the fund each week? And over 400,000 awards have been made to worthwhile projects involving the environment, arts, education, sports, health, heritage and charities?

But it does sadden us to hear that another £1m EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle prize has not been enjoyed by the ticket-holder. Instead it joins the other millions heading to the Good Causes Fund.

In case you were wondering if it was you who missed out, here are the details. Although there’s nothing you can do about it now, as the claim deadline date has passed. That was on Sunday 18th May. Well, you did have 180 days to find your lotto ticket and give the National Lottery provider (Camelot) a ring. Anyway ‘it could have been you’ if you bought a lottery ticket in the Borough Council of Taunton Deane for the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 20th November 2012.

The National Lottery had this to say by way of a spokesperson: “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. 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 The National Lottery Good Causes – adding to the £30 billion already raised and distributed to over 400,000 individual awards that have benefitted people, communities and projects across the UK.”

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