Time has run out for a LOTTERY winner from Devon has failed to claim their million-pound prize – they will no longer get the money.
According to Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, the operator of The National Lottery. The £1million Lotto raffle prize from the Lotto draw on Valentine’s Day 2015 remains unclaimed more than 180 days after the draw took place.
The unknown lottery winner bought their Lotto ticket in the Teignbridge district. The deadline for the ticket-holder to claim their prize was at midnight on Thursday, August 13th, 2015.
As the deadline has now passed, the money, plus the interest earned will be used. It has now gone to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK so all is not lost in the end.
The National Lottery changes lives of individuals as well as communities. Players raise on average, over £34 million for National Lottery-funded projects every week.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “Unfortunately, I can confirm that the lottery winner 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 benefit projects all over the UK funded by The National Lottery.”
With all National Lottery draws, players have 180 days from the day of the draw to claim their prize if they have the winning ticket.
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