As the EuroMillions lottery went without a winner once more this weekend, lottery officials are searching for the rightful claimants of thousands of pounds, the tickets for which are due to expire soon.
Lottery players in Milton Keynes have been asked to check their old tickets from February of this year in the hope that one lottery fanatic will discover a winning ticket for a £200,000 prize. The ticket, purchased for the European lottery draw on February 21st 2014, matched all of the five main numbers 13, 17, 28, 30 and 32 and one out of the two lucky stars 5 and 7.
Whoever the Milton Keynes winner is, if they don’t come forward soon then they will be missing out of £207,772.30 that could be in their bank account within hours of them claiming the win. EuroMillions players have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim their prizes, and so this winner from the Milton Keynes area has until August 20th before the prize will expire.
Another winner is being hunted down in the Bexley area of London, who has not yet claimed their EuroMillions prize of £168,155. The lottery player won their fortune in January of this year, and matched numbers 5, 19, 34, 35 and 41 as well as one out of the two lucky stars 1 and 5. The winner has until 180 days after the January 24th draw date to claim the money, and will need to come forward before July 23rd.
Lottery officials are urging players to double check all of their old tickets over the bank holiday weekend in the hopes that these two winners can claim what is rightfully theirs. If the prizes are not claimed before the deadline, then together with all of the interest that they have generated they will be donated to the National Lottery Good Causes Fund. The fund raises millions of pounds each year for charities and community projects across the UK.
The EuroMillions lottery jackpot is currently standing at £54 million and will next be drawn on Tuesday, May 27th. Buy your EuroMillions tickets online at Lottery24.com, and you will be informed of all your winnings.