Lottery winner not found

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The missing millionaire has missed out on the chance-of-a-lifetime of claiming the lotto prize.

Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, operator of The National Lottery, has announced that the £1,000,000 EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle prize from the EuroMillions draw on July 27 has remained unclaimed more than 180 days after the draw took place.

Therefore the money, plus the interest it earned, has now passed over to The National Lottery Good Causes.

The ticket-holder bought their EuroMillions ticket in Bedford, and the deadline for the ticket holder to claim their prize was at 11pm on Wednesday.

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 £29 billion already raised and distributed to over 390,000 individual awards that have benefitted people, communities and projects across the UK.”