UK National Lottery Hunts Five Missing Millionaires

The UK National Lottery has sent a gold Aston Martin around the country, hoping to jog the memories of five potential millionaires, some of whom have just three weeks left to contact officials before their tickets expire. The mystery winners include three players whose numbers came up in the first ever Lotto Millionaire Raffle draw on Saturday 10th October 2015, when 25 £1 million awards were offered to celebrate the new supplementary game at the same time as a host of changes were introduced in the main UK Lotto draw.

UK National Lottery Hunts Five Missing Millionaires

The flash car is making its way around Tameside, Huntingdonshire and Leeds, where the tickets were purchased, as part of the #roadstoriches campaign aimed at raising awareness that the claims period closes on Thursday 7th April. The incorrect Lotto Millionaire Raffle codes were displayed online for a short time on the night of the draw, leading to fears people had checked their entries and discarded them, thinking they had not won. Officials blamed “human error” for the mix-up and stepped up publicity at the time to attempt to track down the winners.

The Aston Martin road trip also takes in Durham, where a Lotto Millionaire Raffle winner from Halloween has until 28th April to come forward, and West Lancashire, which has a £1 million prize set to expire on 19th May. A UK National Lottery spokesperson explained the reasons behind the stunt, “‘we hope this brief glimpse of the millionaire lifestyle, in the form of our gold Aston Martin, will shift the search for our missing millionaires up a gear...We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winners come forward to claim their winnings.”

UK National Lottery prizes expire 180 days after the winning draw, with unclaimed cash, plus the interest it has accrued, being transferred to the lottery’s Good Causes Fund.

Your next chance to play UK Lotto comes on Saturday night, when the jackpot will stand at £23.4 million. There will also be another guaranteed £1 million winner in Lotto Millionaire Raffle, so make sure you buy UK Lotto tickets online or from authorised retailers and check the Lottery Results page soon after the draw takes place to see if you are due a life-changing prize.

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