A mystery lottery player has lost out on a £64 million fortune after the deadline for them to claim the life-changing prize expired. The unlucky individual, who bought the winning EuroMillions ticket in Stevenage or Hitchin, had until 11pm on Wednesday to collect the massive windfall.
But despite a National Lottery publicity campaign, the would-be multi-millionaire missed the 180-day deadline - making the £63,837,543.60 prize the biggest unclaimed lottery win in history.
The bumper haul of money, plus all the interest it has generated, will now go to the National Lottery Good Causes - adding to the £29 billion already raised through sales of lottery tickets since the National Lottery launched in November 1994.
– National Lottery spokesman
"Unfortunately, I can confirm that the ticketholder did not come forward within the deadline to claim their prize and has now sadly missed out on this staggering amount of money. The vast majority of prizes are claimed within the 180 days but to avoid this unfortunate situation happening again, we would urge all National Lottery players to check their tickets on a regular basis."
The holder of a winning lottery ticket bought in Hertfordshire has until 11pm to claim their prize of more than 63 million pounds.
The EuroMillions ticket was bought in the Stevenage or Hitchin area on the 8th June.
A lottery jackpot of almost £64 million - won by a ticket bought in the Anglia region - has still not been claimed.
The Euromillions ticket was bought in the Hitchin or Stevenage area - and there's only one week left for the winner to come forward.
One lucky Lottery winner, who bought their ticket in the Stevenage and Hitchin area, is sitting on a £64 million pot of gold - but has yet to claim the astonishing prize.
The missing millionaire has just one week left to cash in the EuroMillions ticket, which is worth £63,837,543.60.
If the prize is not claimed by 11pm next Wednesday, the ticket will expire The winning ticket was bought for the EuroMillions draw on Friday June 8.
Click here for a report on the last publicity drive to find the missing winners.