The winning ticket was purchased in Westminster, London and matched five main numbers (20, 23, 26, 29, 34 and 41) and the Bonus Ball (32) to secure a second tier prize. As six months have now passed since the win, the holder of the winning ticket only has until 23.00 BST this evening to claim their win before the prize, along with the interest it has generated, is added to the National Lottery Good Causes fund.
Although a large number of UK Lotto prizes go unclaimed every year, the number is being reduced due to the rise in online ticket purchases. The popularity of online ticket sales has been steadily increasing as players discover the convenience of purchasing tickets without having to queue at their local retailer, as well as the benefits of having their tickets automatically checked, an email notification if their ticket contains a winning combination and having winnings paid directly into their account.
With the deadline for the £78,482 prize only a few hours away, we strongly advise any players who purchased a UK Lotto ticket in Westminster for the draw on 30th October 2013 to check their tickets immediately to see if they are the missing winner.
The full list of UK lottery prizes currently waiting to be claimed can be found on Lottery.co.uk.
Written by Grace Mee