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Million-pound lottery prize lost after unlucky player from Cambridgeshire misses deadline

Mirror Mirror 11/04/2016 By Jim Hardy

© Provided by Mirror Someone from Cambridgeshire has missed out on the chance of a million after failing to claim their Lottery prize inside the six-month limit.

Organisers say the ticket was purchased in the Huntingdon area and scooped the £1,000,000 Millionaire Raffle in the October 10th Lotto draw.

The winner didn't come forward to claim the money and now it - plus the interest it earned - has gone into the pot to help National Lottery -funded good causes across the UK.

Even a district-wide hunt for the winner by the National Lottery using a gold-coloured car proved to be fruitless.

A spokesman said "Unfortunately, I can confirm that the ticket holder did not come forward within the deadline to claim their prize and has now sadly missed out on this amazing prize.

"To avoid this unfortunate situation happening again I would urge all National Lottery players to check their tickets on a regular basis.

"We tried very hard to find the ticket holder and it's a real shame that they have missed out, but there is still one winner - the nation.

"This money and all that interest earned over the 180 days will now go to benefit projects all over the UK funded by the National Lottery."

The ticket number was RUBY 4778 2862 and the six-month cut-off to claim was April 7th.

Players receive a Lotto Millionaire Raffle code printed on their ticket for every line played.

National Lottery sent a bespoke gold-coloured Aston Martin Rapide S around the Huntingdon area in the hope it would jog the winner's memory, to no avail.

Since 1994, £34billion has been raised by lottery players with the money going to support projects in the arts, sport, heritage health, education, the environment and charity and voluntary sectors.

The National Lottery said that anyone concerned about lost or unchecked tickets may like to consider either setting up a direct debit or playing online at where numbers can be entered in advance and winners are then notified online if their numbers come up.

Anyone who believes they have a winning ticket or have a query within the 180-day deadline can contact the National Lottery line on 0844 338 7551 or email

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