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National Lottery £20million jackpot prize unclaimed with hunt on to find mystery winner

  • 15 Jan 2021, 11:13
  • Updated : 15 Jan 2021, 12:56
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LOTTO players are being asked to check their tickets with a £20million prize remaining unclaimed.

The unwitting punter scooped the jackpot from the special Must Be Won draw on January 9.

But Lotto bosses say no one has yet come forward to claim the life-changing amount.

The ticket was bought online with all players who use the web being urged to check their accounts.

They have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim their winnings otherwise they will lose it forever.

Camelot’s Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said, “It’s only a week since the draw, but we’re urging all online Lotto players to log into their National Lottery account to see if they are the missing Lotto multi-millionaire we’re looking for.

“It could be a spectacular start to 2021 if the winner were to come forward so we’re urging players to check as soon as they can”

Five lucky ticket holders also scooped £1million each in the draw after matching five main numbers and the bonus ball.

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  1. £63.8 million in June 2012, with the ticket sold in the Stevenage or Hitchin area of Hertfordshire.
  2. $77.1 million from a ticket bought in Georgia, US, in June 2011.
  3. $68 million bought in New York, US, in 2002.
  4. $63 million in 2015, with the ticket bought in California, US.
  5. $51.7 million, bought in Indiana, US, in 2002.
  6. $46 million in 2003, with the ticket sold in Brooklyn, New York.
  7. $31 million bought in Queens, New York, in 2006

The winner bought the ticket in Birmingham for the draw on July 22 last year.

If no one claims their prize, the money and any interest earned on it will go to benefit National Lottery Projects across the UK.

James Evans, 21, a block paver from South Derbyshire, has finally spilled the beans after bagging the prize just after Christmas.

The overjoyed youngster said he didn’t know what to do after realising he had secured a life-changing amount of money, and getting his mum to double check the ticket.

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He revealed: “I felt really overwhelmed so I decided to go rock climbing. I am really into sports and rock climb regularly.

“I spent the summer climbing at the Peak District and I have been missing my sports during the pandemic.

“Whilst climbing, I ended up bumping into one of my best friends and his girlfriend, who were also climbing but I didn’t tell them about my win – I didn’t know what to do!”

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National Lottery £20million jackpot prize unclaimed with hunt on to find mystery winner 15 Jan 2021, 11:13 Updated : 15 Jan 2021, 12:56 Invalid Date, LOTTO players are

Unclaimed Lottery Prizes

National Lottery players have 180 days to claim prizes on winning tickets, after which the prize money is donated to the Good Causes fund. Officials release the location in which an unclaimed winning ticket was bought two weeks after the draw in order to help track down the winner.

Here are the tickets which are currently unclaimed:

Draw Date Lottery Prize Value Prize Tier Area Purchased Winning Results Final Date to Claim
29/07/2020 Thunderball £500,000.00 Match 5 plus Thunderball Ashfield District 16, 26, 30, 31, 39
Thunderball: 9
25/01/2021
31/07/2020 EuroMillions £87,534.10 Match 5 West Tyrone 21, 24, 30, 46, 49
Lucky Stars: 2, 5
27/01/2021
01/08/2020 Lotto £1,000,000.00 Match 5 plus Bonus West Lancashire 4, 10, 13, 24, 53, 56
Bonus Ball: 22
28/01/2021
08/08/2020 Lotto £1,000,000.00 Match 5 plus Bonus Metropolitan Borough of Oldham 2, 40, 49, 53, 56, 58
Bonus Ball: 41
04/02/2021
08/08/2020 Lotto £1,000,000.00 Match 5 plus Bonus Metropolitan Borough of Oldham 2, 40, 49, 53, 56, 58
Bonus Ball: 41
04/02/2021
18/09/2020 EuroMillions £1,000,000.00 UK Millionaire Maker Metropolitan Borough of Walsall Millionaire Maker Results 17/03/2021
02/10/2020 EuroMillions £1,000,000.00 UK Millionaire Maker Belfast Millionaire Maker Results 31/03/2021
06/11/2020 EuroMillions £1,000,000.00 UK Millionaire Maker Coventry Millionaire Maker Results 05/05/2021
21/12/2020 Set For Life £10,000.00 Match 5 London Borough of Sutton 10, 13, 14, 40, 43
Life Ball: 3
19/06/2021
25/12/2020 EuroMillions £128,796.00 Match 5 City of Salford 16, 21, 27, 30, 32
Lucky Stars: 3, 5
23/06/2021
28/12/2020 Set For Life £10,000.00 Match 5 Buckinghamshire 2, 4, 22, 37, 45
Life Ball: 10
26/06/2021
28/12/2020 Set For Life £10,000.00 Match 5 London Borough of Ealing 2, 4, 22, 37, 45
Life Ball: 10
26/06/2021
01/01/2021 EuroMillions £1,000,000.00 UK Millionaire Maker Borough of Brentwood Millionaire Maker Results 30/06/2021
01/01/2021 EuroMillions £72,215.20 Match 5 and 1 Star Borough of Wellingborough 16, 28, 32, 44, 48
Lucky Stars: 1, 9
30/06/2021

If you have misplaced a ticket that you think has won a prize, visit the lost lottery tickets page to discover how you might still be able to claim.

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