Lottery winner loses unclaimed £64m

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 individual, who bought the winning EuroMillions ticket in Hertfordshire, 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.