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Million pound Euromillions raffle winner still not claimed prize

SOMEONE in Swindon could be walking around the town unaware that they are a millionaire.

A ticket bought in the town for the Euromillions draw on Friday, September 28, won the Millionaire Raffle prize - but nobody has come forward to claim it yet.

Lottery bosses are now encouraging people to double check their stubs after an initial appeal last month failed to find the lucky ticket holder.

For every EuroMillions line played, UK players automatically receive a EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle selection printed on their ticket.

The winning digits were ZLJ501773 and the ticket-holder has until March 27, 2013, to make a claim.

If no one comes forward then the £1m will go to The National Lottery Good Causes – adding to the £28bn already raised through sales since the game launched in November 1994.

A spokeswoman for the National Lottery said: “We’re desperate to find the mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings – this amazing prize could make a huge difference to somebody’s life.

“Being able to guarantee two UK millionaires every week with Millionaire Raffle is fantastic and we’re urging everyone to check their old EuroMillions tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding so that this prize can turn someone into the newest member of the lottery millionaire club."

To protect anonymity, the National Lottery does not give details of where tickets were bought where prizes have gone unclaimed, but seeks to jog people’s memories.

At the time will.i.am and The Script topped the UK singles charts with Hall Of Fame, while The Killers were top of the album charts with Battle Born.

The day after the draw, Swindon Town won 1-0 away at Shrewsbury Town.

And people may have visited the Swindon Arts Centre where The Phoenix Players presented the play Dead Guilty between September 26 and 29.

Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket should call 0845 910 0000.

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1:11pm Thu 22 Nov 12

twasadawf says...

I think this is an absolute scandal, if the lottery spent 5% of what they spend on promoting sales on finding winners (£100 million unclaimed at the moment) there would be a lot of happy people out there, i have always thought you should be given the option of putting on your postcode on the ticket so if it got lost misplaced at least the people within the post code could share out the winnings
I think this is an absolute scandal, if the lottery spent 5% of what they spend on promoting sales on finding winners (£100 million unclaimed at the moment) there would be a lot of happy people out there, i have always thought you should be given the option of putting on your postcode on the ticket so if it got lost misplaced at least the people within the post code could share out the winnings twasadawf
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1:48pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Coolhandkeith says...

It would be so simple for Camelot to supply every user of the lottery with a simple registration card like a credit card or membership card and when you play the lottery this card could be put into the machine with your number selection to enter the draws that way they have your details and your numbers so even if you lose your ticket or it gets stolen no one can claim it cos you have registered with your card
How many times have we heard about lost tickets this way lost tickets could be a thing of the past or is Camelot really that bothered about finding the owners of lost tickets help us out here Camelot
It would be so simple for Camelot to supply every user of the lottery with a simple registration card like a credit card or membership card and when you play the lottery this card could be put into the machine with your number selection to enter the draws that way they have your details and your numbers so even if you lose your ticket or it gets stolen no one can claim it cos you have registered with your card How many times have we heard about lost tickets this way lost tickets could be a thing of the past or is Camelot really that bothered about finding the owners of lost tickets help us out here Camelot Coolhandkeith
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3:31pm Thu 22 Nov 12

The Real Librarian says...

twasadawf wrote:
I think this is an absolute scandal, if the lottery spent 5% of what they spend on promoting sales on finding winners (£100 million unclaimed at the moment) there would be a lot of happy people out there, i have always thought you should be given the option of putting on your postcode on the ticket so if it got lost misplaced at least the people within the post code could share out the winnings
Or alternatively you could play on line
[quote][p][bold]twasadawf[/bold] wrote: I think this is an absolute scandal, if the lottery spent 5% of what they spend on promoting sales on finding winners (£100 million unclaimed at the moment) there would be a lot of happy people out there, i have always thought you should be given the option of putting on your postcode on the ticket so if it got lost misplaced at least the people within the post code could share out the winnings[/p][/quote]Or alternatively you could play on line The Real Librarian
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2:04pm Fri 23 Nov 12

twasadawf says...

Or alter nat ively you could play on line a lot of tickets are purchased on the spur of the moment ,if yer feeling lucky, also old people buy them and forget, plus loads just get misplaced specially after a couple of pints, the lottery will always be a poor mans Tax he's just living in hope of getting a result and when he does the ticket is not to be found, still just let the Lottery/Gov waste the money thats not claimed
Or alter nat ively you could play on line a lot of tickets are purchased on the spur of the moment ,if yer feeling lucky, also old people buy them and forget, plus loads just get misplaced specially after a couple of pints, the lottery will always be a poor mans Tax he's just living in hope of getting a result and when he does the ticket is not to be found, still just let the Lottery/Gov waste the money thats not claimed twasadawf
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9:12am Tue 4 Dec 12

mwilliams121 says...

This has still to be claimed with 1 day to go, but there may still be somebody waiting to come forward. A £2.5 million Jackpot was claimed on the last day available in 2009, according to http://www.findmeaja
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This has still to be claimed with 1 day to go, but there may still be somebody waiting to come forward. A £2.5 million Jackpot was claimed on the last day available in 2009, according to http://www.findmeaja ckpot.co.uk/n/146/On e+day+left+for+uncla imed+%A364+million+E uromillions+Jackpot. html. mwilliams121
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