Is There an Unclaimed EuroMillions Prize Waiting for You?
10th May 2016 11:06 AM
It is the dream of every EuroMillions player to scoop an colossal prize when playing the bi-weekly game, so why do so many prizes go unclaimed? Since its launch in 2004, EuroMillions fans have seen a number of hefty prize totals left without owners, including an incredible jackpot of £63.8 million that expired in December 2012, a sum that remains the largest unclaimed prize in the game’s history.
Millionaire Maker awards currently account for the majority of unclaimed EuroMillions prizes in the UK. Players are encouraged to carefully check the four-letter, eight-digit code on the lower section of their ticket, even if they have not succeeded in claiming a prize in the main draw, as possessing a matching code could result in a pleasant windfall of £1 million. This list also includes several Mega Friday prizes, with a private chalet escape from December’s Mega Week and the trip of a lifetime to the US from March’s edition of the game still awaiting collection. Players who think that they may be the winners of these unmissable experiences are encouraged to contact Camelot as soon as possible.
A number of smaller prizes from the main draw also remain up for grabs, with lottery officials holding out hope that several five and six-figure prizes from the game’s lower tiers will be claimed before they expire. Thanks to information that is readily available to Camelot, officials are able to narrow down their search to a specific area of the country where the ticket was purchased. It is important to remember that winning EuroMillions ticket holders must claim any prizes within 180 days of the draw, as after this period of time the funds will be donated to good causes. Head to the Unclaimed Prizes page to see if you’re one of the missing winners in your area.
While purchasing EuroMillions tickets from retailers remains a popular way to play the game, it’s important to remember that playing online ensures that your tickets are never lost, stolen or damaged. As you’ll receive an email notification alerting you to any prizes won, you don’t have to worry about forgetting to check your entries before the deadline passes.
Tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot is estimated to be worth an incredible £57 million (€73 million), a total that would certainly prove life-changing for any potential winner. EuroMillions tickets, along with supplementary draw entries, can be purchased online or from any authorised retailer in participating countries. Best of luck and don’t forget to double check your tickets!
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