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People in Britain are still throwing away money. Well not quite, but the latest unclaimed £1m EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle prize goes into the rather full National Lottery Good Causes Fund.We’re just thinking how welcome that £1million would have been to the player who purchased the EuroMillions ticket in Swindon.If you live in Swindon and you play the lottery, cast your mind back to September 2012. The draw took place on Friday 28th September...actually don’t bother as the claim deadline has already expired. That’s right, the owner of the EuroMillions ticket has just missed the deadline date of Wednesday 27 March 2013 to claim their life-changing £1m Millionaire Raffle prize.According to the Camelot website, a spokesperson from 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. To avoid this unfortunate situation happening again, I would urge all National Lottery players to check their tickets on a regular basis.”The National Lottery Good Causes Fund receives the latest £1m prize plus the 180 days of interest accrued. The lotto money will help to fund worthwhile causes and projects across the UK.The National Lottery spokesperson added: “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 £29 billion already raised and distributed to over 400,000 individual awards that have benefitted people, communities and projects across the UK.”Next lucky winner could be you... so why don’t you buy your EuroMillions tickets online at