The prize dates back to the Millionaire Maker game on 11th September last year, with the winning code VHVT 02081. It was announced a couple of weeks later that the ticket had been bought in Cheshire East, but attempts to track down the winner have so far proved fruitless.
All UK prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the draw taking place, so the mystery winner now just has a few days left to get in touch with the National Lottery. However, Senior Winners’ Advisor Andy Carter is still hopeful that the owner of the ticket will come forward at the last minute.
He said: “We’re urging everyone to check their old tickets one final time or look anywhere a missing EuroMillions ticket could be hiding. This life-changing prize could really help to make dreams become a reality for someone out there.”
If the prize is not claimed in time, the money will be given to the National Lottery’s Good Causes Fund, which is used to support projects across the UK. Over the last 25 years, the National Lottery has raised more than £39 billion for good causes.
Don’t Miss Out On Millionaire Maker Prizes
It can be easy to overlook your Millionaire Maker code when you check the EuroMillions results. You are automatically entered into this raffle and are given a code at random, so your instinct may be just to look at the numbers on the main game and discard your ticket if you haven’t won a prize there.
Your Millionaire Maker code is displayed underneath your numbers on your ticket, whether you play online or in-store. The results are announced later on draw nights, and you have to match a winning code exactly in order to win £1 million. Use the EuroMillions Checker to see if you are a winner.
There is one winning code in every standard draw, but special events sometimes take place to offer even more guaranteed millionaires. There were 40 winning codes on Friday 1st March, and 33 of those prizes had been claimed by Tuesday 5th March.
If you believe you may be a winner but your ticket has been lost, you can submit an appeal within 30 days of a draw. You must provide as much information as you can about where you played, the date and time you bought your ticket and the numbers you selected. Go to the Unclaimed Prizes page to see a list of awards that are still waiting to be paid out.
You can also play online to eliminate the risk of missing out on prizes, as your numbers are safely stored and you are notified when you win. The money will be paid directly into your online lottery account if you do win. There is a £53 million jackpot up for grabs in Friday’s draw, so why not take part to give yourself a chance?