As part of a host of changes to UK Lotto made in time for the draw on 10th October, the additional Lotto Raffle game that offered 50 guaranteed prizes of £20,000 in each draw, was replaced by Lotto Millionaire Raffle. Following the initial draw, in which 25 millionaires were made, regular rounds of the game see one winner receive £1 million and 20 more snap up £20,000. Entry is included in the price of a UK Lotto ticket, with a Lotto Millionaire Raffle code being generated for each line played in the main draw.
Issues with the official UK Lotto website saw the incorrect codes displayed for a short time on launch night, leading to fears that some players may have mistakenly discarded winning tickets, but lottery bosses launched a high profile publicity campaign to track down the winners, including sending a gold Aston Martin to the areas in which the entries were purchased.
The tickets were bought in Tameside near Manchester, Leeds and Huntingdonshire, a district of Cambridgeshire. If the owners of the precious slips do not make contact with the UK Lotto claims team by the end of the working day on Thursday 7th April, the prizes and the interest they have accumulated over the past six months will be donated to the National Lottery’s Good Causes Fund. Make sure you turn out the pockets of all of your pairs of trousers, upturn that draw of ‘stuff’ in your kitchen and look through your handbags or manbags to see if you could be the rightful owner of one of these so-far unclaimed UK Lotto prizes.
Find out more about the supplementary UK Lotto game at the Lotto Millionaire Raffle page and make sure you play on Saturday, when there will be ten awards of £1 million made to celebrate the tenth series of Britain’s Got Talent!