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World Record for Millionaire Raffle

World Record for Millionaire Raffle

The Millionaire Raffle game which UK EuroMillions players are entered into whenever they buy a EuroMillions ticket has set a new world record for the number of millionaires created in a single draw. The draw in question was the special Millionaire Raffle draw held on Friday 24 December, 2010, when 25 winning numbers were selected at random, each one with a prize worth £1,000,000. The final prize has now been claimed by an unnamed player in Leeds, thus securing the new world record.

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The previous world record for the number of millionaires created in a single draw was established on 31 December, 1999, when 18 lottery players achieved millionaire status. The new world record, which took over a decade to come about, is six millionaires bigger, which means it will take some beating!

“We’re delighted that the winner of this prize has now come forward and we hope that they will enjoy their win,” said a UK lottery spokesperson. “It would have been awful if the ticket-holder had missed out on this substantial and life-changing amount of money. The new World Record is an amazing achievement and we are delighted that all 25 millionaires are now enjoying their good fortune. We would like to remind all National Lottery players to check their tickets every time they play.”

That latter point about checking tickets is very relevant this week because another Millionaire Raffle prize of £1,000,000 has recently gone unclaimed for more than 180 days, which means that the cash has been forfeited by the winner and assigned to a fund for Good Causes instead.

“Unfortunately, I can confirm that the ticket-holder did not come forward within the deadline to claim their prize and has now sadly missed out on this substantial amount of money,” a lottery spokesperson said. “To avoid this unfortunate situation happening again, I would urge all National Lottery players to check their tickets on a regular basis.”

The EuroMillions game this Friday 15 April offers a rollover jackpot of €29 million (around £25 million). Buy your lottery tickets online and if you win a big prize you won’t have to worry about forgetting to claim it. Good luck!

Page Last Updated: 05/06/2014 11:40:29