Two lottery players, one from Dundee and the other from Harlow (London), turned out to be very lucky. Each one of them won a cash prize of £1,000,000 and a fantastic safari holiday.
However, they might soon be running out of time to collect their prizes. They only have a month to the deadline of collecting this amazing prizes. If they do not collect the prize within the remaining period, they will not be able to get it thereafter.
One of the most common lottery games in the UK is the EuroMillions Mega Week. It gives four people an opportunity to become instant millionaires every month. The two lucky winners won the EuroMillions Mega Week draw on the March 28th and 31st.
The rules for receiving the prize dictate that prizes should be collected within 180 days from the day they won the draw. The Dundee winner got the winning ticket on March 28th. The winning ticket correctly matched the code XRVT 79106. This entitled the person who won a prize of £1,000,000 and a safari trip.
The winner from Harlow played the ticket that was able to match UK Millionaire Maker code VRVP 23883. Similar to the winner from Dundee, he is entitled to £1,000,000 and a trip as well. Given that it was drawn on the 21st day of March, the winner is supposed to collect it by the 27th day of September.
Not everyone can handle winning the lottery: Pete Kyle won more than ten years ago £5.1 million at the National Lottery, but spent all the money within 3 years! So maybe those two winners are not claiming the prize because they are afraid of the side effects!
The National Lottery has taken measure to ensure the winners are found. Through the Senior Winner’s Adviser, they have made the deadline for collecting the prizes public. Andy Carter, the Senior Winner’s Adviser stated they remain hopeful that the two winners will show up. In addition, he stated that everyone who plays the game should check whether they have the winning tickets.
Andy reminded people of the importance of collecting the prize within the allowed time. He let people know that by winning the prize, it is a great way of bringing change into someone’s life. Many can benefit from the money that has been won. Consequently, it is for the benefit of both winners to collect the prizes before September 24th and 27th respectively as well.
The money that was won will be used by the National Lottery to facilitate various projects should no one try to claim it. Those who play the lottery should check their old tickets before they run out of the opportunity to become millionaires.
In the US it happens often that lottery prizes go unclaimed: in total billions of dollars go unclaimed! It’s unknown how often jackpots in the UK go unclaimed.
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