A lottery ticket holder in Belfast has missed out on a million pounds.
he £1m Millionaire Maker prize from the EuroMillions draw on April 26 went unclaimed as the deadline passed at midnight on Sunday.
Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser 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 they have now sadly missed out on this substantial amount of money.
“However, the money will now add to the more than £30m raised each week for National Lottery-funded projects.”
In all National Lottery draws, players have 180 days to claim their prize if they have a winning ticket.
If that Belfast ticket holder had claimed, the £1m might have gone a long way.
They could have bought a 4,000 square foot, four-bedroom seafront detached house in Warrenpoint.
The property boasts four en suite double bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen/dining area leading out to a south-facing patio, a utility room and two reception rooms.
It also has a two-storey double garage and astroturf lawn with built-in trampoline.
The house is positioned at an angle to make the most of the views of Carlingford Lough and the Cooley Mountains.
Or if the ticket holder had been more interested in holidaying, they could have spent the money on SixStarCruises’ £1 Million Cruise.
Lasting 123 days and visiting 41 ports across 11 countries, it’s believed to be the most luxurious ocean-based holiday in the world.
The trip includes five luxurious hotel stays in top cities such as Sydney, Hong Kong and Tokyo, as well as five private tours to truly immerse you in the destinations.
There are private transfers every step of the way via helicopter, private jet and limousine.
If the winner was a car fanatic then they could have bought 10 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolets for £99,800 each.
Millions of pounds worth of prizes go unclaimed every year — including a massive EuroMillions jackpot of £63m in 2012so the Belfast ticket-holder is not alone.
Because the ticket holder did not come forward, the money — and any interest accrued — will go to helping people around the UK by adding to the more than £30m raised each week for National Lottery-funded projects.
To date the National Lottery has given £46bn to fund projects that bring people together, build strong relationships in and across communities, and improve places and spaces that matter to communities.