An owner of a winning National Lottery ticket which matched five numbers plus the bonus ball number, has now just more than 24 hours left to claim his or her £1m prize, or the winnings are set to be donated to good causes.
The ticket was purchased in March, in East Riding, East Yorkshire and was for the lottery draw held on 6th March. The winning ticket matched the numbers of 2, 12, 15, 43, 46, 53 with the Bonus Ball 17 and scooped the as of yet unclaimed seven figure prize.
Under National Lottery rules, owners of winning tickets have 180 days from when the corresponding draw is held to claim their prize. Should they not do so, any winnings are donated to the National Lottery good cause fund.
Last year a combined total of in excess of £125m went unclaimed, across the National Lottery, Scratchcards and EuroMillions draws, which saw these collective amounts directed towards the good cause fund, which benefits from the sale of lottery tickets.
The owner of the ticket that was sold on March 6th has until the 2nd September to claim their prize and produce their winning ticket, otherwise the £1m prize on offer will befall the same fate.