Lottery winner misses out on prize after missing 180-day deadline (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Lottery winner from Middlesbrough area misses out on prize after missing 180-day deadline
TIME has run out for a EuroMillions lottery winner after they failed to come forward for their £245,044.80 prize more than 180 days after the draw took place.
Camelot UK, operator of The National Lottery, passed over the money to The National Lottery Good Causes fund.
The ticket-holder bought their EuroMillions ticket in the Middlesbrough area and the deadline for to claim their prize was at 11pm on Sunday, October 6.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “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. To avoid this unfortunate situation happening again, I would urge all National Lottery players to check their tickets on a regular basis.
“We tried very hard to find the ticket-holder and it’s a real shame that they have missed out, but there is still one winner – the nation. This money, and all the interest earned over the 180 days, will now go to The National Lottery Good Causes – adding to the £30 billion already raised and distributed to over 400,000 individual awards that have benefitted people, communities and projects across the UK.”
Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws within the 180-day deadline should call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000.
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