Dean Allen, who scooped £13.8 million in 2000, went to school in the Borough of Barking and Dagenham where the recent winner bought their ticket and told the Barking and Dagenham Post before they came forward “as a local lad I’m really keen to help try and finding that missing ticket-holder...It’s unbelievable to think someone is going about their day not knowing that their life could be a whole lot easier.”
Dean used some of his windfall to buy a house outright in Brentwood, Essex, fund a wedding to his wife Louise at a castle in the Forest of Dean and to allow him to spend his days coaching football rather than working. He had been set to appear on the pitch at tonight’s League Two football match between Dagenham and Redbridge and Carlisle to spread the word until the winner, who has opted to remain anonymous, finally contacted the UK Lotto claims team.
Winning UK Lotto ticket holders have 180 days following the draw to contact the National Lottery, with any unclaimed prizes being transferred to the game’s Good Causes Fund. With £14.5 million up for grabs in this Wednesday’s UK Lotto draw, you should make sure you check the Lottery Results at WorldLottery.net soon after it takes place to avoid missing out on a life-changing sum of cash. You can buy UK Lotto tickets online and at authorised retailers up until 7:30pm on the night of the draw.