Thirteen major national lottery prizes are unclaimed across the UK – including seven worth a million.
The National Lottery unclaimed prizes list shows that the grand prizes will be used for charity if not claimed within 180 days of the draw date.
One expires today, Wednesday March 31st – and lottery officials have made what they call “desperate” efforts to find the winner.
The full lottery listing shows the prizes that have either not been claimed or have not yet been validated and paid – but all are described as “unclaimed” on the lottery website.
It states: “The big prizes below have either not been claimed or have not yet been validated and paid out.
“We hope that a lucky player will get in touch in time. However, if no valid claim is received within 180 days (approx. 6 months) of the draw date, the prize and any interest earned on it will benefit National lottery projects across the UK.
“If you think you are a winner, find out as they say. “
These are the details – including the raffle, the prize, the area the ticket was purchased in, the winning numbers and the deadline to claim it
- EuroMillions draw on October 2nd, 2020. Prize: £ 1 million. Bought in Belfast. Winning numbers: MZMF67754. Eligibility period: March 31, 2021
- EuroMillions draw on November 6th, 2020. Prize: £ 1 million. Bought in Coventry. Winning Numbers: XNRJ58133. Eligibility period: May 5, 2021
- Set For Life Raffle, December 21, 2020. Prize: £ 10,000 per month for 1 year. Bought in Sutton, London. Winning numbers: 10, 13, 14, 40, 43. Life Ball 3. Eligibility period: June 19, 2021.
- Set For Life Raffle, December 28, 2020. Prize: £ 10,000 per month for 1 year. Bought in Ealing, London. Winning numbers: 2, 4, 22, 37, 45. Life Ball 10. Eligibility period: June 26, 2021.
- EuroMillions drawing, January 1, 2021. Prize: £ 1 million. Bought in the borough of Brentwood, Essex. Winning numbers: see details. Eligibility period: June 30, 2021.
- EuroMillions drawing, January 1, 2021. Prize: £ 72,215.20. Bought in the Wellingborough borough, Northamptonshire. Winning numbers: 16, 28, 32, 44, 48. Lucky Stars 1, 9. Registration deadline: June 30, 2021.
- EuroMillions drawing, January 15, 2021. Prize: £ 1 million. Bought in Sefton, Merseyside. Winning Numbers: MNGF22971. Eligibility period: July 14, 2021.
- Set for Life drawing, January 21, 2021. Prize: £ 10,000 each month for 1 year. Bought in Cheshire East. Winning numbers: 24, 27, 28, 35, 40. Life Ball 8. Eligibility period: July 20, 2021.
- EuroMillions drawing on January 29, 2021. Prize: £ 1 million. Bought in Lewisham, London. Winning Numbers: VSHS38986. Eligibility period: July 28, 2021.
- Lottery drawing, February 27, 2021. Prize: £ 1 million. Bought in County Durham. Winning numbers: 4, 33, 36, 39, 45, 49, Bonus 20. Claim period: August 26, 2021.
- Lottery drawing, February 27, 2021. Prize: £ 1 million. Bought in Northamptonshire. Winning numbers: 4, 33, 36, 39, 45, 49.Bonus 20. Eligibility period: August 26, 2021.
- Set For Life Raffle, March 4th 2021. Prize: £ 10,000 per month for 1 year. Bought in Herefordshire. Winning numbers: 4, 8, 18, 28, 44. Life Ball 8. Eligibility period: August 31, 2021.
- EuroMillions drawing, March 12, 2021. Prize: £ 1 million. Bought in Cheshire East. Winning numbers: JZLP20395. Eligibility period: September 8, 2021.
The National Lottery has been handing out great prizes and supporting charities across the UK since 1994.
During this time, more than 5,900 new millionaires were founded.
Playing the National Lottery helps raise £ 30 million each week for charity.
In addition, for every ticket sold, a significant part of the money received goes into a large number of projects.
The National Lottery website states, “We only keep around 1% of sales in profit, while around 95% of total sales go to winners and society. In addition, we operate one of the most cost-effective large lotteries in Europe with around 4% of the Total sales for operating costs.
“To date, National Lottery players have helped raise more than £ 42 billion for charity. More than 625,000 individual awards have been made across the UK – the equivalent of more than 220 lottery grants in each UK zip code district.
“As always, the total amount for these projects will depend on a number of variable factors, including the mix of games sold, whether in-store or online, and the amount of unclaimed prices.”
The national lottery in numbers
From a total sale of £ 7,905.1 million in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020:
- GBP 1,853.1 million was raised for national lottery projects
- £ 4,505.0 million was paid out to players in prizes
- £ 948.6 million went to the government in the lottery service
- £ 307.1 million was earned in commission from retailers
Allocation of national lottery funding
Decisions on how and where to invest the funding are made by 12 specialist organizations.
According to lottery officials, these are selected by Parliament based on their knowledge and expertise to ensure that the money gets exactly where it is needed.
In the year ending March 31, 2020, the funds were divided as follows:
- Health, Education, Environment and Charities – 40%
- Sport – 20%
- Art – 20%
- Inheritance – 20%
To find out more about funding from our players and to discover projects near you, visit www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/good-causes.