EuroMillions jackpot winner misses deadline and loses £1 million fortune.
On March 23, 2015, someone in North Devon, UK, purchased a EuroMillions lottery ticket which held the lucky numbers for a £1 million fortune. That’s quite a lot of instant cash!
Six months later, however, the fortune remains unclaimed, and now time has run out to cash in the winning ticket.
The money, plus interest, will go to the lottery good causes fund.
The EuroMillions website explains: “Despite appeals for the winners of unclaimed prizes to come forward, it is a sad fact that every year a huge number of prizes go unclaimed.”
Wait. A huge number of prizes go unclaimed?
According to EuroMillion Lottery officials, there are quite a few examples of people missing out on millions.
In December 2012, a jackpot prize worth £63.8 million went unclaimed. In November 2013, the winner of a £12 million jackpot never came forward.
Folks, what are you doing? I check my tickets 6 times a day it seems. Why would you buy a ticket and not check. Worse. Imagine if you lost your winning ticket.
Well, if you like to play EuroMillions, you’ll love FreeLotto. It’s free and it’s fun. And you can win up to $11 million today. And if you sign up for FAST, you never have to worry about missing your jackpot winnings. Hey, it’s a better way to play #betterwaytoplay.