UK Lotto Winner Claims Prize Three Days before Deadline

A UK Lotto winner from Dagenham has claimed their £4.6 million prize from the draw on Saturday 12th September with a matter of days to go before their ticket was due to expire on Thursday 10th March. Lottery bosses had launched a last-ditch attempt to find the brand new multimillionaire as the clock ticked down towards them losing their prize forever, sending a team of butlers to greet commuters at a local Underground station and enlisting a previous winner from the same area to appeal for people to check their old play slips.

UK Lotto Winner Claims Prize Three Days before Deadline

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 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. 

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