A lottery player from the North West of England has missed out on his or her chance to become a millionaire after they failed to claim their EuroMillions prize worth £1 million.
The lottery player won the £1 million prize on the EuroMillions Millionaire Maker raffle game in November of 2014, and, as with all EuroMillions winners both in the UK and on the continent, they had 180 days to claim their prize. Unfortunately for the unlucky Liverpudlian, that prize ran out of time on Thursday, May 21st at midnight, and their lottery winnings were placed into the National Lottery Good Causes fund.
The EuroMillions ticket was purchased in Liverpool before the draw on November 22nd 2014, and as the deadline passed a spokesperson for the National Lottery 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 prize fund, along with all of the interest it has earned, will now be repurposed to help National Lottery funded charities and other worthy causes across the UK.
The National Lottery spokesperson said that the lottery is urging all lottery players to regularly check their tickets, and even if they do not check them after every draw, to ensure that they get checked at the same point in time every week or month so as to avoid an unfortunate incident like this one. EuroMillions and National Lottery officials tried hard to find the mystery Liverpudlian winner, but to no avoid and officials said that it is a real shame that the winner missed out.
However, according to EuroMillions officials, there is one winner, which is the nation itself as it benefits from the prize money which will be put into National Lottery funded projects all over the country. This news comes as another National Lottery winner from Liverpool did come forward with his winning ticket, and claimed his £300,000 from a National Lottery scratch card, telling lottery officials that he would be off on holiday as soon as possible.
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