The ticket was bought in Aberdeenshire and the player has until 13th January 2016 to claim their winnings, otherwise the money will go towards good causes supported by the National Lottery. Everyone from the area who has played EuroMillions is being urged to look at their tickets. A lottery spokesperson said in the Evening Express: “Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa - someone out there could literally be sitting on a fortune! We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”
There are 13 prize tiers in EuroMillions, so players don’t have to strike the jackpot to land a significant amount of cash, and there is another case from Scotland which shows how landing a smaller win can still make a huge impact on a player’s life. June Blyth and husband Gavin bought a ticket for a EuroMillions draw in January and won £78,000, allowing them to take a holiday to Thailand and Dubai and consider early retirement.
June admits she was particularly shocked to win the money because she has a history of misfortune, having suffered a series of accidents. She said in the Daily Record: “We’re probably the unluckiest people you’d meet. I’m so accident prone in the last 10 years I’ve fallen down the stairs about six times. I’ve had tendon damage and a knee operation.” Speaking about the money, June added: “It’s a comfort blanket which means we’re going to be okay now for the rest of our lives.”
The EuroMillions jackpot wasn’t won on Tuesday but there were still some great prizes given away, including two players, one from the UK and one from Portugal, who matched five main numbers plus one Lucky Star to bag £356,550 (€458,091) each. For a full breakdown of the prizes won in recent draws, check out the Results section.
If you fancy getting your hands on one of the many EuroMillions prizes on offer tonight, you will need to buy a ticket by either playing online or visiting an authorised retailer in one of the participating countries. It could be that you even manage to snare the jackpot and walk away with an eight-figure windfall - just make sure to check the results on Euro-Millions.com after the draw. Good luck!