National Lottery winner claims £1m prize just hours before they would have lost it for good

National Lottery winner claims £1m prize just hours before they would have lost it for good

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A LUCKY lottery winner cashed in a £1million jackpot with just one day left to claim their win.

The soon-to-be millionaire in East Yorkshire waited until the final hours before they luckily cashed in their prize, had it gone unclaimed the fortune would have been put towards charitable projects.

The winner scooped their prize just hours before the deadline
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Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, operator of The National Lottery, announced today, September 3 that a claim has been made in relation to the £1million prize from the Lotto draw on March 6.

It was reported in July that a lucky lottery winner who had scooped £1m had just six days left to claim their life-changing prize.

However, at the time, the ticket owner had not yet come forward to claim their prize, which was won by matching five numbers, plus the bonus ball.

The winning numbers on the ticket were 2, 12, 15, 43, 46, 53 and 17.

A statement released by Camelot on Tuesday, September 3, said: “Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, operator of The National Lottery, today announced that a claim has been made in relation to the £1,000,000 prize from the Lotto draw on 6 March 2019.

LIFE CHANGING PRIZE

“The ticket was bought in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The claim is currently going through the process of validation.”Unless the winner of a major National Lottery prize opts to take full publicity and signs an agreement to that effect, no further information can be released about their win.”

But it wouldn’t have been the first time someone lost out – back in March, a mystery lottery winner lost out on £1million EuroMillions jackpot after they missed the deadline.

And in December last year, a gran claimed she was the second person to lose £200k on a scratchcard jackpot because of a Camelot “misprint.”

But her dreams were shattered when she excitedly rushed to her local Post Office and was told the win could not be verified.

She said: “At the Post Office they put in the code over and over again, but it wasn’t working.”


The would-be winner emailed Camelot and was told she hadn’t scratched the card properly – but claims that if she had scratched it any further, it would have been “wrecked.”

And before that, Lotto bosses involved cops after accusing a “winner” on the same scratchcard of doctoring his win.

In a cruel twist of fate ‘the UK’s unluckiest man’ missed a £10,000 lottery win after being knocked off his bike – then accidentally torched his flat while making chips to drown his sorrows.


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