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Time is running out for the UK winner of the June 8 EuroMillions draw. According to lottery rules, the winner has a 180-day deadline to pick up the prize. The £63,837,543.60 winning ticket will expire at 11pm on December 5.
The winning ticket was purchased in Hertfordshire in the Stevenage and Hitchin area with the winning numbers 5, 11, 22, 34, 40 and Lucky Stars 9 and 11.
There has been a huge publicity campaign to find the missing lottery winner. There will be advertising vans displaying important information touring Stevenage and Hitchin this week, and retailers will be displaying posters up until the last minute to remind their lottery-playing customers to check their tickets.
A spokesman for the National Lottery spokesman stated, “Our message is simple – we’re urging everyone to look one last time everywhere a missing ticket could be hiding. The ticket-holder now only has until 11pm on December 5 to come forward and claim this huge prize.”
If nobody claims the prize before the deadline, the money will go to the National Lottery Good Causes.
Dana Harchuck, pregnant with her second child, was spending the day with her mother and aunt when she picked up the winning scratch ticket. They were driving away from a Brooklyn convenience store when Dana scratched off the word “LIFE” on a Win for Life ticket and started screaming. Both Dana’s mother and aunt were worried she had gone into early labor and were ecstatic to find out she was not in labor but had in fact won a lot of money.
Dana will receive 19 annual payments of $520,000 and an additional payout of $120,000. She plans to use the money to support her family including the newest member due in August. She also hopes to take a long vacation in Tahiti.
Iowa Lottery officials were waiting a few weeks for the winner of the $241 million Powerball jackpot to come forward. The winning ticket with the numbers 7, 10, 14, 33, 57 and Powerball 18 belongs to a group of Quaker Oats factory workers. The pool is made up of 18 men and two women who all work in the shipping department of the factory. The reason they waited to come forward is because they are fighting to keep their last names out of the press. It is possible that the group could remain anonymous if the injunction they have filled with the court is deemed legal.
Iowa attorney general Tom Miller and Iowa Lottery CEO, Terry Rich, believe the winner’s names should be released to the public. “It is our position that they should be made public, and we’re giving them what we believed is rights under the Iowa Code to have the chance to go to court and cite something different.”
The $241 million prize is the largest Powerball jackpot ever won in the state’s history and the 15th largest Powerball jackpot ever.
The pool has chosen the lump-sum cash option worth $160.3 million before taxes, and each winner will receive roughly $5.6 million after taxes. At least 11 of the 20 have said they plan to retire as soon as they receive their share.
Harold Miller, 65, has been playing the same set of numbers since 2010, a compilation of his family’s birthdays. On Friday, April 13th, Miller matched 6 out of 6 and won a $10,000.00 cash jackpot on FreeLotto.com, an online lottery style sweepstakes.
Miller has been a long time daily player of the free game. For nearly a month after he won, he continued to play the game daily but did not bother checking the winning numbers from the previous day’s drawings. On May 9th, Miller sat down at his computer and remembered that it had been a while since he last checked the winning numbers, so he visited the FreeLotto results page. Lucky for Miller he did because he had less than a week left to claim his prize.
“Not in my wildest imagination did I believe that I would win,” Miller told the Prize Team, “I had to look at it twice!” Miller immediately picked up the phone to call his wife and together they shared the good news with their fourteen children, eight of whom are adopted. The whole family is very excited.
The Millers have incurred some debt moving their family from the Philippines and both have had to continue working part time at Nellis Air Force base since retiring. “A real relief,” is how Harold Miller described the win. It will enable him to pay off some debt and afford a second car for the family.