A £61,152 EuroMillions prize has gone unclaimed in Southwark as the deadline for the ticket-holder to claim their winnings has passed, writes Becky Morton.
The ticket was drawn on January 24, with the 180 day deadline passing at midnight on July 23.
The prize money, plus the interest it earned, will go to National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.
Southwark projects funded by The National Lottery include De-Masokhi, a charity providing weekly cultural awareness workshops for young people to boost community cohesion and self-esteem, and Southwark Pensioners Centre, which has used the money to recruit and train volunteers.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery 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 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 benefit projects all over the UK funded by The National Lottery.”