National Lottery winners go missing as they fail to collect mega prizes

Close up of man filling in EuroMillions Lotto lottery form

Close up of man filling in EuroMillions Lotto lottery form

Jack Walters

By Jack Walters

Published: 03/12/2023

- 15:45

Three EuroMillions winners have not claimed their prizes from the draw on November 3

National Lottery winners have missed out on cashing in on thousands of pounds by not claiming their prizes.

Two contestants are sitting on their tickets worth £1million each.

A third person is yet to claim their £84,616.60 prize from the special EuroMillions draw on November 3.

The pair who could pocket £1million purhcased the tickets in Bolton and Northumberland.

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The third winner, who bought the ticket in Edinburgh, matched the five main numbers and one Lucky Star number.

Camelot is now worried the winners might miss out on their huge wins as the 30-day deadline fast approaches for anyone who is not in physical possession of their EuroMillions ticket from the draw.

However, Camelot has the discretion to pay prizes in respect of lost, destroyed or stolen National Lottery tickets only if the player has submitted a claim in writing within 30 days of the relevant draw.

The EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker code for the Bolton ticket is TDWQ 89608.

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The code for the Northumberland winner is TDWJ 92983.

However, the three winners have just hours to go before claiming their prizes.

The trio only have until 5pm tonight to contact Camelot in writing if they cannot find their tickets but think they may be the missing winners.

The deadline to claim the prizes with the winning tickets is May 1, 2024.

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Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery said: "Sunday December 3 at 5pm is a key milestone for all three of these incredible EuroMillions unclaimed prizes.

“Although there are 180 days for any National Lottery winner to come forward WITH their winning ticket, during the first 30 days after the draw it’s still possible to make a claim in writing to Camelot if the ticket has been lost, destroyed or even eaten by the dog!

"There's no need to panic if you haven't got your ticket to hand, but you need to act fast and get in touch with us before this Sunday."

He added: "It was a very special draw that night, with 10 guaranteed UK millionaires made, and we also had another £84k winner.

A National Lottery Lotto ticket, in north London.A National Lottery Lotto ticket, in north London.PA

“Now we want the ‘full house’ in terms of winners who have claimed their incredible prizes.

"When these lucky winners do come forward to claim their prizes we'll be ready – we have the champagne on ice and our Player Services team are on standby.

“They have great expertise in helping winners embrace life-changing wins and in making sure that they are able to start to enjoy their new found wealth as quickly as possible.

“They will be on hand every step of the way to guide the winner through the winning experience."

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