The Good Causes fund receives nearly a third of the National Lottery’s yearly revenue, as well as any unclaimed lottery prize money and interest. This revenue is then used to provide funding for education, the Arts and heritage, sports facilities and charitable causes.
WorldLottery.net recommends that players buy National Lottery tickets online in order to avoid a fate similar to that of the unidentified EuroMillions winner. The National Lottery’s website offers players the ability to purchase tickets securely and to benefit from having their tickets automatically checked after the draw. In addition, any player with a winning combination is then notified by email. For players who prefer to purchase their tickets from a retailer, the National Lottery website includes details of all unclaimed prizes so that ticket holders have the chance to identify and redeem any prizes they are owed. If the winner from Warwickshire had purchased his ticket online, he would certainly be living the high life right now!
Written by Amanda Wowk