A MILLIONAIRE from Huddersfield has missed out.
The chance to collect a £1m jackpot on the Euro Millions draw has gone.
And now the prize money has been piled into a pot for good causes – along with about £25,000 in interest.
Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, operator of The National Lottery , confirmed yesterday that the £1,000,000 Euro Millions Millionaire Raffle prize from the Euro Millions draw on Christmas Day last year has not been claimed.
And they believe the unlucky winner may have thrown away the ticket without checking the raffle line on the bottom.
The company has to wait 180 days after the draw took place before deciding to rule it as an unclaimed prize.
Now the money, plus the interest it earned, has now passed over to The National Lottery Good Causes.
The ticket-holder bought their Euro Millions ticket in Huddersfield and the deadline for the ticket-holder to claim their prize was at 11pm on Sunday night.
Camelot have confirmed they know the shop at which the ticket was bought.
But a spokesman said: “We cannot disclose that because the person who bought the ticket has the right to remain anonymous.
“We do make every effort to try and find the winner but we have to respect their privacy.”
A National Lottery spokesperson added: “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 substantial amount of money.
“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 the interest earned over the 180 days, will now go to The National Lottery Good Causes – adding to the £30 billion already raised and distributed to over 400,000 individual awards that have benefited people, communities and projects across the UK.”
The unclaimed prize from Huddersfield will be added to the staggering £30 billion that has already been raised for The National Lottery Good Causes through National Lottery ticket sales since launch in November 1994.
With all National Lottery draws, players have 180 days from the day of the draw to claim their prize if they have the winning ticket.