A lucky EuroMillions ticket holder could have been £1 million richer, but unfortunately, the 180 days in which to claim the prize has now elapsed.
The unlucky EuroMillions winner won the prize in the EuroMillions draw that took place on September 11, 2018, and had until March 10, 2019, to claim their winnings.
Unclaimed EuroMillions lottery prizes
Right now there are quite a few substantial EuroMillions lottery prizes that have yet to be claimed. They are as follows:
With millions at stake, sometimes lottery winners take their time to come forward and claim their prizes. Usually, though, this only happens when a lottery player has won a significantly high jackpot and need to consult a financial advisor. However, as we can see from the table above, the prizes are all for £1,000,000.00 – which could mean that either the winners have no idea that they have won or they might have mislaid or lost their winning lottery tickets.
Winners that claimed their lottery prizes in the nick of time
Andrew Clark, 51, took six weeks before discovering his big win of £76 million. He told lottery officials that he had a stockpile of lottery tickets in his Peugeot van and only discovered that he had the winning EuroMillions ticket after his partner urged him to check.
"It almost feels like some magical Christmas story, the man who nearly lost £76 million!" he said.
Seasoned lottery players will remember how long it took the winner of the record-breaking $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot winner to come forward. At one point, it actually seemed unthinkable, but quite possible, that they would never claim their prize. However, the winner did finally come forward earlier this month.
When it comes down to the most recent EuroMillions prize that has now remained unclaimed and forfeited, National Lottery senior winnings advisor, gave this piece of advice: “To avoid this unfortunate situation happening again, I would urge all National Lottery players to check their tickets on a regular basis.”
The owner of the £1m EuroMillions ticket may not be a winner but it’s not all bad news. The money and all the interest earned since September 11 will go to the Good Causes Fund. That means community projects around the UK will benefit from the additional funds.
Every week, an estimated £30m is raised by lottery players to help individuals and communities. This comes from ticket purchases and any unclaimed winnings.
Thankfully by playing the EuroMillions lotto game online winning is as easy as 1,2,3:
Select 5 numbers between 1-50 and choose two Lucky Stars from 1-12. Complete as many entries as you like and click the green ‘Play Now’ button and follow the prompts.
Sit back and wait for the results. The draws take place every Tuesday and Friday in Paris at 9 pm.
And if you win…
The prize money will be transferred to your account.
It really is as simple as that!
Think about what you would do with €37 million this Tuesday!