It’s time to check your old lottery tickets as one lucky UK player may be holding a winning ticket worth £1M. If the ticket holder does not come forward within the next week, the £1M prize will be shared amongst the National Lottery’s funded projects.
Euromillions Millionaire Maker Draw
The unknown player won the £1M prize after purchasing a ticket for the Euromillions Millionaire Maker draw in March 2022. Any winning participant must claim the National Lottery prize within 180 days of the draw date. If the winner does not claim the prize within the time frame, they’ll lose it. Each Euromillion Millionaire Maker ticket comes with its own unique code, the code from the draw in March 2022 is MNZW 39388. You can check your tickets online or via the National Lottery website or mobile app. The EuroMillions Millionaire Maker creates one millionaire per draw. This particular draw generates £30M weekly, and the money made goes towards many good causes including local charities, community funding grants, and much more.
Many Remain Anonymous
Often winners of such large amounts do not like to come forward as they wish to remain anonymous, this is fine by the National Lottery winners do not have to declare their good fortune to the public. In July a Mega Millions ticket purchased in Illinois hit a whopping $1.33 billion, this ticket is also unclaimed so far but claims for this lottery can be claimed up to a year after the draw. An Aussie man in Perth WA didn’t waste any time telling his friends and neighbours after winning AU$900K. Minutes after realising he’d won the cash he ran out telling everyone his good fortune. Luckily, both here in the UK and in Australia any lottery winner gets to keep all winnings whereas in the US they have to give up 24% in taxes!