Bedford ticket for £1million Lotto prize has been claimed

The ticket was for the draw on March 14

The £1million prize from the Lotto draw on March 14, which had previously remained outstanding from a ticket bought in the Bedford, has now been claimed and validated.

Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, operator of The National Lottery, is pleased to announce the news and unless the winner of a major National Lottery prize opts to take full publicity and signs an agreement to that effect, no further information can be released about their win.

Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery said: “We’re delighted that the winner of this amazing prize has now come forward and we hope that they will enjoy their win.

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"It would have been awful if the ticket-holder had missed out on this life-changing amount of money.

“During the current crisis, we’d like to remind players that they can check their tickets online at www.national-lottery.co.uk or via the National Lottery App.

"Playing online via the website or app means that your ticket is checked, and you get an email notification if you win a prize. You can also scan your retail tickets on the National Lottery App to check if you're a winner.”

Thanks to National Lottery players, up to £600M will be used by charities and organisations affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak across the arts, community and charity, heritage, education, environment and sport sectors.

This includes up to £300M in funding support from the National Lottery Community Fund which will be used over the next six months to help groups best placed to support people and communities through the crisis - from helping support food banks to causes that combat loneliness and isolation, support for the elderly and projects that aid health in the community.

By playing The National Lottery, an average of £30M is raised every week by National Lottery players for projects big and small across the country.