National Lottery officials work tirelessly to track down big money winners, but have recently stepped up their efforts with this pair of prizes set to expire within the next week. The first prize has been traced to the Barnsley area, where one lucky ticket holder correctly matched the Millionaire Maker code TWPG 84490 on Tuesday 31st January.
Andy Carter, the National Lottery’s Senior Winners’ Advisor was quick to rally residents of the South Yorkshire town: "We're urging everyone who bought a ticket in this area to check their old EuroMillions tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding, so that this prize can turn someone into the newest member of the lottery millionaire club.”
The ever-supportive Carter also gave helpful suggestions on where the missing payslip could be hiding: "Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa,” before adding: “We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win." The mystery ticket holder has until Sunday 31st July to make their claim or risk missing out.
The second mystery millionaire purchased their ticket in the Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda area prior to the draw on Friday 3rd February. Despite matching the winning code ZXPR 17675, the player has not make themselves known to National Lottery officials and is just days from seeing their prize disappear forever.
Not one to let a missing millionaire go without, Carter issued a push to the Welsh town, suggesting that players examine their old tickets carefully in an effort to find the winner. "This life-changing prize could really help to make dreams become a reality for someone out there," he said. The ticket holder has until close of play on Tuesday 2nd August to claim their sizeable reward.
Should these prizes expire, the £1 million sums, along with any accumulated interest, will be handed over to the National Lottery’s Good Causes Fund. This fund, which benefits from unclaimed prizes and 28p from every £1 spent on ticket sales, is used to improve aspects such as health, education and charitable causes throughout the UK.
If you think that you could be about to miss out on a EuroMillions prize, head to the Unclaimed Prizes page where you will find details of all the sums currently sitting in the vaults at National Lottery headquarters.
If you would like to claim a EuroMillions prize of your own, tonight’s £51 million draw presents the ideal time to enter. Simply pick your numbers online or play via any authorised retailer for your chance to win. Good luck!