UK Lotto prize goes unclaimed in Norfolk
KING’S LYNN, U.K. – A £65,335 prize from the Lotto draw has gone to good causes after it remained unclaimed.
The holder of the winning ticket, matched five numbers and the bonus ball, bought their Lotto ticket in the North Norfolk area for the draw on Saturday, January 16th.
However, the 180-day deadline for claims passed at 5.30pm last Thursday.
A National Lottery spokesman said: “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 will now go to the Good Causes, adding to the £24 billion which, over the last 15 years, has funded the biggest programme of civic regeneration seen in the UK since the 19th Century.”
Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws should immediately call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000.
Published: July 20, 2010