Lottery winners are always given a reasonable time frame to come forward for their prizes, but sometimes even a six-month limit doesn’t seem to be enough. That’s how much time one Cambridgeshire resident had to claim a £1.000.000 prize, but their identity will always remain a secret because they’ve ran out of time last week.
The ticket with a winning Millionaire Raffle code, bought in Huntingdon for the special National Lottery draw on October 10th last year, has remained unclaimed more than 180 days after the draw took place. National Lottery launched a district-wide hunt for the winner, but all their efforts proved to be fruitless in the end.
“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,” said a National Lottery spokesman and added that the unclaimed money will benefit the lottery-funded projects across the UK.
He also urged the players to check their tickets on a regular basis, and that’s an important advice all lottery aficionados should take, no matter where they come from or what’s their game of choice. When it comes to Powerball, we still don’t know who snapped up the third of that legendary $1.600.000.000 windfall and it’s been three months since the draw took place. The largest Mega Millions jackpot of 2016 worth $169.000.000 is also still unclaimed after being won by one player from New York back in January. Some people don’t claim their prizes because they’ve lost the ticket or completely forgotten about it, but this rarely happens to those who play online – try your luck with Powerball tonight to become $205.000.000 richer!
If you’re looking for a game with no tickets at all, Fruit Bonanza is like made for you – just take a spin and end up with $123.800 in your pockets!