The UK National Lottery has announced that a lottery ticket worth £130,000 remains unclaimed two weeks after being bought near Neath Port Talbot, Wales.
Welsh Lottery Win Unclaimed
The lottery ticket was purchased for the EuroMillions draw on the 3rd of February 2012 and is a second-level prize winner. The winning numbers on the 3rd of Feb were as follows: 16, 19, 20, 25 and 28, and Lucky Star numbers 1 and 10.
The winning ticket matched all the mains and one Star to win the second-tier prize of £129,712.
EuroMillion winners have a total of 180 days from the draw date to claim their prize, and the mystery winner has till the 1st of August 2012 to make their claim.
A National Lottery official said “We’re desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings – this amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody’s life.Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa, someone out there could literally be sitting on a fortune.”
If the ticket remains unclaimed for 180 days, it will be donated to Good Causes, which has generated over £27 billion since its inception. There are numerous other unclaimed EuroMillion winning lottery tickets with a closer expiry date.
A second-tier prize won on the 2nd of September 2011 worth £245,597 was won by a EuroMillions Lottery ticket purchased in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
This particular lottery ticket will expire next week on 29th February 2012.
Very often, EuroMillion Lottery players forget to check their numbers against other levels of prizes in the lottery game; if they haven’t won the main jackpot, discard the ticket.
This, as you can tell, has disastrous consequences, with players missing out on millions in prizes.
Play EuroMillions online is a good way to avoid missing out on a jackpot. By doing so, players are alerted by email in case of a win.