The winning ticket was bought on the 9th of January from a shop in Manchester for a draw that took place that same evening. The tickets matched five main numbers as well as the bonus ball to then win the jackpot.
Under the UK National Lottery operators rules, players have six months to come forward with a winning ticket and claim their prize. As of today the ticket has expired and nobody has come forward to lay a claim, meaning that they forfeit their £1,000,000.
Camelot, who operate the UK National Lottery, will now donate the money toward charities across the United Kingdom. This jackpot is just one of many that goes unclaimed every year, totalling more than £15,000,000 in unclaimed lottery prizes.
Players are always urged to double-check their tickets when a large jackpot goes unclaimed, but is there a way for lottery players to ensure that they never miss out on claiming their prizes?
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