Could you be sitting on a £1 million lottery ticket? Hunt on for lucky Brightonian

Crawley man Stuart Hunt won £3,676,642 last September

Crawley man Stuart Hunt won £3,676,642 last September

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Could you be the lucky gambler who is oblivious they have a ticket worth £1 million?

The National Lottery has confirmed a seven-figure EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle ticket bought in Brighton and Hove remains unclaimed, with the deadline for the lottery winner to come forward edging closer.

Lottery organisers say it is “extremely rare” for a prize of this magnitude to remain unclaimed so close to the deadline of 11pm on January 22.


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If the money is not claimed before the deadline, the £1 million plus the interest it has accrued since the draw on July 26 will go to good causes.

The winning raffle number is BZP 410507 and the holder of the winning ticket had 180 days to claim their money after the draw was made.

Camelot is set to launch a publicity campaign in the upcoming days to avoid a repeat of the unclaimed £64 million EuroMillions ticket from Stevenage which expired in December 2012.

A Camelot spokesman said: “Anecdotally, it’s rare for prizes of this size to get to this point.

“Usually the reasons behind it are that the person might be on holiday at the time the draw was made and having got back home they haven’t got round to checking their tickets.

“The other common one is people can be habitual in their checking, store them up for a couple of months and the check them all in one go.

“We hold the money in trust for 180 days and after that the prize money plus any interest accrued will be given to good causes.

“If someone tries to claim even an hour or a day after the deadline, we can’t give them the money.

“The licence we operate under is huge and full of appendices and with the rules printed on the back of tickets.

“If we started mucking around with the rules, we would lose the integrity of the lottery.”

Any amount above £50,000 must be claimed in person at the winner’s home, another agreed location or at a regional centre.

Payment will be made by cheque or direct credit and the winner will be required to complete a prize claim form and provide proof of identity.

For more details visit national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/results/unclaimedPrizes.do.

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9:35am Fri 10 Jan 14

thelieshurts says...

How do they know they are Brightonian, they could be born in Hove or infact anywhere in the world. (Just a thought)
How do they know they are Brightonian, they could be born in Hove or infact anywhere in the world. (Just a thought) thelieshurts
  • Score: 1

10:41am Fri 10 Jan 14

Valerie Paynter says...

It would help the grapevine if you published WHERE the ticket was bought and usually articles of this nature do that. Focus attention and chatter where likely to get a result.
It would help the grapevine if you published WHERE the ticket was bought and usually articles of this nature do that. Focus attention and chatter where likely to get a result. Valerie Paynter
  • Score: 5

10:46am Fri 10 Jan 14

tykemison says...

"If we started mucking about with the rules, we would lose the integrity of the lottery".Integrity! ! Jeez, camelot are nothing more than a poor man's tax who prey on the desperate/backward masses, only have to go into corner shops around our sink estates to see the copious amounts of losing scratchcard's littered about.But aslong as they can pay for middle class rowers to travel the world to compete under the guise of"good causes"and fool you to believe it's just abit of harmless fun.....surprised they have not teamed up with the bookmakers fixed odd parasites and had a"community fun day of gambling"with free coffee!! ! wicked organisation's.
"If we started mucking about with the rules, we would lose the integrity of the lottery".Integrity! ! Jeez, camelot are nothing more than a poor man's tax who prey on the desperate/backward masses, only have to go into corner shops around our sink estates to see the copious amounts of losing scratchcard's littered about.But aslong as they can pay for middle class rowers to travel the world to compete under the guise of"good causes"and fool you to believe it's just abit of harmless fun.....surprised they have not teamed up with the bookmakers fixed odd parasites and had a"community fun day of gambling"with free coffee!! ! wicked organisation's. tykemison
  • Score: 9

11:31am Fri 10 Jan 14

Brighton1000 says...

Valerie Paynter wrote:
It would help the grapevine if you published WHERE the ticket was bought and usually articles of this nature do that. Focus attention and chatter where likely to get a result.
I do love how everything is the fault of the Argus! The national lottery wont release specifics of where purchased, only the town. So nothing to do with the argus...
[quote][p][bold]Valerie Paynter[/bold] wrote: It would help the grapevine if you published WHERE the ticket was bought and usually articles of this nature do that. Focus attention and chatter where likely to get a result.[/p][/quote]I do love how everything is the fault of the Argus! The national lottery wont release specifics of where purchased, only the town. So nothing to do with the argus... Brighton1000
  • Score: 6

11:50am Fri 10 Jan 14

clubrob6 says...

Well this article prints the wrong winning information its the UK millionaire raffle draw that's not claimed not the normal euro draw numbers which this article claims.
Well this article prints the wrong winning information its the UK millionaire raffle draw that's not claimed not the normal euro draw numbers which this article claims. clubrob6
  • Score: 0

11:53am Fri 10 Jan 14

Brighton1000 says...

clubrob6 wrote:
Well this article prints the wrong winning information its the UK millionaire raffle draw that's not claimed not the normal euro draw numbers which this article claims.
The National Lottery has confirmed a seven-figure EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle ticket bought in Brighton and Hove remains unclaimed, with the deadline for the lottery winner to come forward edging closer.

Did you even bother to read the article before your pointless moan?
[quote][p][bold]clubrob6[/bold] wrote: Well this article prints the wrong winning information its the UK millionaire raffle draw that's not claimed not the normal euro draw numbers which this article claims.[/p][/quote]The National Lottery has confirmed a seven-figure EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle ticket bought in Brighton and Hove remains unclaimed, with the deadline for the lottery winner to come forward edging closer. Did you even bother to read the article before your pointless moan? Brighton1000
  • Score: 1

12:32pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Old Ladys Gin says...

tykemison wrote:
"If we started mucking about with the rules, we would lose the integrity of the lottery".Integrity! ! Jeez, camelot are nothing more than a poor man's tax who prey on the desperate/backward masses, only have to go into corner shops around our sink estates to see the copious amounts of losing scratchcard's littered about.But aslong as they can pay for middle class rowers to travel the world to compete under the guise of"good causes"and fool you to believe it's just abit of harmless fun.....surprised they have not teamed up with the bookmakers fixed odd parasites and had a"community fun day of gambling"with free coffee!! ! wicked organisation's.
What is it to do you you or anyone else what people spend their money on?
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: "If we started mucking about with the rules, we would lose the integrity of the lottery".Integrity! ! Jeez, camelot are nothing more than a poor man's tax who prey on the desperate/backward masses, only have to go into corner shops around our sink estates to see the copious amounts of losing scratchcard's littered about.But aslong as they can pay for middle class rowers to travel the world to compete under the guise of"good causes"and fool you to believe it's just abit of harmless fun.....surprised they have not teamed up with the bookmakers fixed odd parasites and had a"community fun day of gambling"with free coffee!! ! wicked organisation's.[/p][/quote]What is it to do you you or anyone else what people spend their money on? Old Ladys Gin
  • Score: -7

12:38pm Fri 10 Jan 14

The Prophet of Doom says...

tykemison wrote:
"If we started mucking about with the rules, we would lose the integrity of the lottery".Integrity! ! Jeez, camelot are nothing more than a poor man's tax who prey on the desperate/backward masses, only have to go into corner shops around our sink estates to see the copious amounts of losing scratchcard's littered about.But aslong as they can pay for middle class rowers to travel the world to compete under the guise of"good causes"and fool you to believe it's just abit of harmless fun.....surprised they have not teamed up with the bookmakers fixed odd parasites and had a"community fun day of gambling"with free coffee!! ! wicked organisation's.
Thankfully most folk retain the action of choice in life, even if they are the (subjectively) incorrect ones.
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: "If we started mucking about with the rules, we would lose the integrity of the lottery".Integrity! ! Jeez, camelot are nothing more than a poor man's tax who prey on the desperate/backward masses, only have to go into corner shops around our sink estates to see the copious amounts of losing scratchcard's littered about.But aslong as they can pay for middle class rowers to travel the world to compete under the guise of"good causes"and fool you to believe it's just abit of harmless fun.....surprised they have not teamed up with the bookmakers fixed odd parasites and had a"community fun day of gambling"with free coffee!! ! wicked organisation's.[/p][/quote]Thankfully most folk retain the action of choice in life, even if they are the (subjectively) incorrect ones. The Prophet of Doom
  • Score: 0

1:12pm Fri 10 Jan 14

KathyJW says...

I hope no one threw their ticket away on the basis of the main draw numbers not matching what the Argus bothered to publish!
That draw had 100 millionaire raffle winners.... to see the actual winning raffle numbers you need to go to the lottery website link :
http://www.national-
lottery.co.uk/player
/results/euromillion
s/super-raffle-610.a
ction
I hope no one threw their ticket away on the basis of the main draw numbers not matching what the Argus bothered to publish! That draw had 100 millionaire raffle winners.... to see the actual winning raffle numbers you need to go to the lottery website link : http://www.national- lottery.co.uk/player /results/euromillion s/super-raffle-610.a ction KathyJW
  • Score: 1

1:12pm Fri 10 Jan 14

tykemison says...

Old Ladys Gin wrote:
tykemison wrote:
"If we started mucking about with the rules, we would lose the integrity of the lottery".Integrity! ! Jeez, camelot are nothing more than a poor man's tax who prey on the desperate/backward masses, only have to go into corner shops around our sink estates to see the copious amounts of losing scratchcard's littered about.But aslong as they can pay for middle class rowers to travel the world to compete under the guise of"good causes"and fool you to believe it's just abit of harmless fun.....surprised they have not teamed up with the bookmakers fixed odd parasites and had a"community fun day of gambling"with free coffee!! ! wicked organisation's.
What is it to do you you or anyone else what people spend their money on?
It's because I see the damage that gambling does to families and although people should have freedom of choice, these gambling companies manipulate the vulnerable into thinking gambling is normal and harmless which it is certainly not.Hope that helps.
[quote][p][bold]Old Ladys Gin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: "If we started mucking about with the rules, we would lose the integrity of the lottery".Integrity! ! Jeez, camelot are nothing more than a poor man's tax who prey on the desperate/backward masses, only have to go into corner shops around our sink estates to see the copious amounts of losing scratchcard's littered about.But aslong as they can pay for middle class rowers to travel the world to compete under the guise of"good causes"and fool you to believe it's just abit of harmless fun.....surprised they have not teamed up with the bookmakers fixed odd parasites and had a"community fun day of gambling"with free coffee!! ! wicked organisation's.[/p][/quote]What is it to do you you or anyone else what people spend their money on?[/p][/quote]It's because I see the damage that gambling does to families and although people should have freedom of choice, these gambling companies manipulate the vulnerable into thinking gambling is normal and harmless which it is certainly not.Hope that helps. tykemison
  • Score: 6

1:16pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Brighton1000 says...

KathyJW wrote:
I hope no one threw their ticket away on the basis of the main draw numbers not matching what the Argus bothered to publish!
That draw had 100 millionaire raffle winners.... to see the actual winning raffle numbers you need to go to the lottery website link :
http://www.national-

lottery.co.uk/player

/results/euromillion

s/super-raffle-610.a

ction
Argus's fault again! I have actually lost my ticket from that draw, And nothing I can do, TNL wont tell me where it was purchased so i can at least sleep easy knowing its not me! Bad times
[quote][p][bold]KathyJW[/bold] wrote: I hope no one threw their ticket away on the basis of the main draw numbers not matching what the Argus bothered to publish! That draw had 100 millionaire raffle winners.... to see the actual winning raffle numbers you need to go to the lottery website link : http://www.national- lottery.co.uk/player /results/euromillion s/super-raffle-610.a ction[/p][/quote]Argus's fault again! I have actually lost my ticket from that draw, And nothing I can do, TNL wont tell me where it was purchased so i can at least sleep easy knowing its not me! Bad times Brighton1000
  • Score: 0

2:26pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Kedge says...

The winning numbers for the main Euromillions draw don't matter. It's the letters/numbers combination in the UK-only £1m raffle on the ticket which count. There were 100 UK raffle prizewinners on that day.
The winning numbers for the main Euromillions draw don't matter. It's the letters/numbers combination in the UK-only £1m raffle on the ticket which count. There were 100 UK raffle prizewinners on that day. Kedge
  • Score: 0

7:30pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Man of steel says...

Apparently not even the shop involved is told about it, I would have thought it logical to see if they had any cctv shots of the ticket being bought, but obviously the lottery people think differently.
Apparently not even the shop involved is told about it, I would have thought it logical to see if they had any cctv shots of the ticket being bought, but obviously the lottery people think differently. Man of steel
  • Score: 1

8:57pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Hove Actually says...

Did you see that on a QUADRUPLE roll over the jackpot went from
£11,310,000 to £13,476,988
So they are telling us that for the greatest number of roll overs possible and twice the ticket price the jackpot only increases by two and a bit million....

Bloody strange if you think about it..................
.
Did you see that on a QUADRUPLE roll over the jackpot went from £11,310,000 to £13,476,988 So they are telling us that for the greatest number of roll overs possible and twice the ticket price the jackpot only increases by two and a bit million.... Bloody strange if you think about it.................. . Hove Actually
  • Score: 3

10:47am Sat 11 Jan 14

Old Ladys Gin says...

tykemison wrote:
Old Ladys Gin wrote:
tykemison wrote:
"If we started mucking about with the rules, we would lose the integrity of the lottery".Integrity! ! Jeez, camelot are nothing more than a poor man's tax who prey on the desperate/backward masses, only have to go into corner shops around our sink estates to see the copious amounts of losing scratchcard's littered about.But aslong as they can pay for middle class rowers to travel the world to compete under the guise of"good causes"and fool you to believe it's just abit of harmless fun.....surprised they have not teamed up with the bookmakers fixed odd parasites and had a"community fun day of gambling"with free coffee!! ! wicked organisation's.
What is it to do you you or anyone else what people spend their money on?
It's because I see the damage that gambling does to families and although people should have freedom of choice, these gambling companies manipulate the vulnerable into thinking gambling is normal and harmless which it is certainly not.Hope that helps.
Yes it does thank you and I agree that some of the advertising, especially on daytime TV, leaves a lot to be desired.
Aside from the occasional lottery ticket I rarely gamble but sometimes take a friends advise on a horse; which almost always turns out to be a three legged donkey :)
I've better things to waste my money on!
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Ladys Gin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: "If we started mucking about with the rules, we would lose the integrity of the lottery".Integrity! ! Jeez, camelot are nothing more than a poor man's tax who prey on the desperate/backward masses, only have to go into corner shops around our sink estates to see the copious amounts of losing scratchcard's littered about.But aslong as they can pay for middle class rowers to travel the world to compete under the guise of"good causes"and fool you to believe it's just abit of harmless fun.....surprised they have not teamed up with the bookmakers fixed odd parasites and had a"community fun day of gambling"with free coffee!! ! wicked organisation's.[/p][/quote]What is it to do you you or anyone else what people spend their money on?[/p][/quote]It's because I see the damage that gambling does to families and although people should have freedom of choice, these gambling companies manipulate the vulnerable into thinking gambling is normal and harmless which it is certainly not.Hope that helps.[/p][/quote]Yes it does thank you and I agree that some of the advertising, especially on daytime TV, leaves a lot to be desired. Aside from the occasional lottery ticket I rarely gamble but sometimes take a friends advise on a horse; which almost always turns out to be a three legged donkey :) I've better things to waste my money on! Old Ladys Gin
  • Score: 1

10:59pm Sat 18 Jan 14

michael201273 says...

What makes them think it's a Brightonian that has won it. maybe a Londoner or a mancunian just because the ticket was bought in Brighton does not mean it's a Brightonian
What makes them think it's a Brightonian that has won it. maybe a Londoner or a mancunian just because the ticket was bought in Brighton does not mean it's a Brightonian michael201273
  • Score: 0

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