The Lottery jackpot will be lost if the ticket holder does not come forward this week.
A mystery lottery player now has just days to claim their €65M (£58m) Euromillions jackpot. The winning ticket was bought in the South Ayrshire area of Scotland on 17 March, but there has been no payout so far. Some lucky person or persons have until the 13th of September to make a successful claim or the money will be redistributed among charities.
A claim was made on the prize in April, but lottery organisers Camelot said that claim has not yet been fully validated. The group has refused to provide further details, saying it does not comment on the validation of individual claims.
The winning numbers were 5, 7, 8, 16, 20, with the lucky stars 2 and 12.
The 180-day claim deadline for another €1.2m (£1m) Euromillions win, which should have been won by someone who bought the ticket in Leeds, expires soon on the 16th of September. That was a UK Millionaire Maker prize, bought for the draw on 20 March, the winning numbers are MGKX92653.
The highest ever jackpot to go unclaimed was €76m (£63.8m), which should have been paid out after a ticket was bought in Stevenage and Hitchin in 2012. The jackpot for Saturday’s draw is now a guaranteed €26.8m (£20m), which may trickle down to increase the size of smaller prizes if the jackpot is not won again.
Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: “The next Lotto draw will see an amazing €26.8m special ‘Must Be Won’ jackpot up for grabs. A ‘Must Be Won’ draw means there could be lots more winners winning lots more if the jackpot rolls down.”
Whoever he or she is, they only have a week left now to claim the millions! It has mentioned on social media however that CCTV footage could be used to the trace the winner…
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