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Good causes boosted by £63.8m as EuroMillions winner is a no-show

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Good causes boosted by £63.8m as EuroMillions winner is a no-show1

Fundraising | Niki May Young | 7 Dec 2012

The winner of a EuroMillions lottery ticket worth £63.8m failed to claim their prize in time, meaning the winnings and their accrued interest have been shifted into the National Lottery's good causes pot.

Camelot, operator of the National Lottery, ran an unsuccessful campaign to find the winner of the 8 June 2012 EuroMillions draw utilising social media and the press, and advertising in the Stevenage and Hitchin area where the ticket was purchased.

A spokesperson for the National Lottery said: 

“We tried very hard to find the ticket-holder, with lots of awareness-raising activity over the past 180 days, 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 £29bn already raised and distributed to over 390,000 individual awards that have benefitted people, communities and projects across the UK.”

All prizes unclaimed within 180 days go towards good causes. Other unclaimed prizes include a £1m EuroMillions raffle prize purchased in the Stratford-upon-Avon District and a £3.6m Lotto draw prize from the Lanarkshire Area, both from November.

The National Lottery raises over £30m for good causes every week from ticket sales and an average 125 lottery grants for every postcode district in the UK have been made since its launch in 1994. 

Amber Reimers
8 Dec 2012

They always say that the lottery is totally random and not even worth playing, but I have won small to moderate amounts several times (some of my friends even ask me to purchase tickets for them, because they think I'm "lucky," lol) The odds are still very small, but as I have shown, you can increase your chances. For example, you can increase your odds of winning by purchasing your tickets at the beginning of the "cycle"; when the new lots of tickets are placed in the machines, shipped out to shops, etc. because there are more winning tickets in the system. **content removed for breach of community standards (commercial)**

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