Two lottery players have just hours to claim £1m prizes before losing the lot – The Sun

TWO £1million lottery winners have only a few hours left to claim their prizes.

A ticket for the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker from a November draw runs out tomorrow after it was bought in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.

A Lotto player from another November draw has until Wednesday to claim.

They matched 2, 11, 21, 46, 51, 58 and the bonus ball 31.

That ticket was bought in Swindon, Wiltshire.

Ticketholders who played the EuroMillions Millionaire Maker game on February 7 are being urged to check their tickets as they may have won the prize.

If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, the money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to help National Lottery charitable causes.

National Lottery chiefs Camelot have confirmed the winning Millionaire Maker code is VPDP 74836.

Camelot winners' advisor Andy Carter urged everyone to check their tickets – but said players should look online amid the coronavirus lockdown.


He also urged people not to go the shops specifically to buy a lottery ticket, saying only purchase one if you are already in-store to do an essential shop.

Mr Carter said: "While we are all trying to do the right thing by staying indoors at the moment, it’s a good opportunity to dig out and check those old lottery tickets – a five minute check might just unearth a fortune.

"We know that lots of players often have unchecked tickets lying around, and this is an opportunity for a bit of spring cleaning which might turn out to be very worthwhile indeed.

“If you locate any previously unchecked tickets down the back of the sofa or in one of your old winter coat pockets, there is no need to venture out to the shops to have it checked."

Mr Carter added: "In the current situation we’re encouraging everyone to check their tickets online via The National Lottery website or via The National Lottery App, and to only buy their tickets in retail or claim a retail prize if they are already in-store to do an essential shop.

"You can also scan your retail draw-based game tickets on the National Lottery app to see if you’ve won a prize."

National Lottery chiefs have confirmed the winning ticket was bought at a shop in Ceredigion, West Wales.

It comes after a lucky Brit claimed an incredible £57.8million on the EuroMillions one month after the winning numbers came up.

Self-employed Ryan Hoyle, 38, said he hopes to take his 11-year-old daughter to Disney after scooping the eye-watering prize.


  1. £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
  2. £1.267 billion (Mega Million) a winner from South Carolina took their time to come forward to claim their prize in March 2019 not long before the April deadline
  3. £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
  4. £625.76 million (Powerball)  Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
  5. £575.53 million (Powerball)  A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018

He said: “I was shaking and really needed a second opinion so I jumped in the van and drove round to mum and dad’s house.

"I stuck to the government guidelines and kept a safe distance outside and passed the phone through the window for them to double-check for me.

"They even checked my numbers against another website, just to be sure. It was real – I had won £58million."

And a the end of last year a record-breaking EuroMillions jackpot totalling £170million was paid out to an anonymous winner.

The mystery millionaire became richer than singer Ed Sheeran, who is worth an estimated £160million and Adele who is worth around £150million.

With the enormous jackpot in their bank account they could fly into space and back with Virgin Galactic an incredible 850 times.

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