Last Call for £63.8m Unclaimed Euromillions Jackpot
5th December 2012 10:24 AM
The biggest unclaimed prize ever seen on the Euromillions is set to expire today – unless a last minute ticket holder comes forward to claim that jackpot. The prize of £63.8 million was won on Friday 8th June 2012 by a ticket purchased from the Stevenage and Hitchin area of the UK and according to Euromillions rules, must be claimed by 23.00 on 5th December 2012 – exactly 180 days from the draw date. If it is not claimed, it will be distributed into the Good Causes Fund, which means good news for Good Causes, bad news for the winner!
The winning ticket was purchased in a shop in the Stevenage and Hitchin area of the UK sometime before the Friday draw on 8th June 2012, which coincided with the start of the Euro 2012 Football Tournament and was the weekend after the Royal Flotilla for the Queen’s Jubilee. However, the jackpot prize is not the only prize currently going unclaimed from this draw; as a ticket purchased in Monmouthshire worth £102,891 is also due to expire tonight alongside the £63.8 million. This ticket holder is due this second tier prize after matching five numbers and one Lucky Star, and was one of 24 ticket holders to scoop this prize that night.
People from all over the UK and beyond are therefore being urged to check their old Euromillions tickets and contact their friends and family too, in case they are sitting on one of these prizes. There is a strong possibility that the jackpot player may not even still be in the Stevenage and Hitchin area after numerous local appeals have failed. The winner could have moved away, either to another part of the UK or even emigrated, and may have no idea they have won. Alternatively, the winner could be incapacitated, which could mean that they have no idea they have a winning ticket. Family members therefore are urged to check with their relatives to see if they can jog memories.
With any luck, today will see the winner of this amazing unclaimed prize come forward and go down in history for being the biggest last minute winner, not the biggest ever Euromillions loser!
Written by Matthew Swift
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