Unclaimed money goes a long way
Any cash not received after a total of 180 days from a game played in the UK will go to National Lottery projects across the country.
Those in Ireland also have only half the time to claim, with just 90 days before the bonus amount is awarded.
Once the claim period ends, the ticket officially expires and lottery ticket holders will not be able to claim any of their winnings.
But after that period expires, any unclaimed prizes, plus any profits they may have accrued during that time, will be allocated to the National Lottery. Predestined instead.
This will then often be continued to help fund things like sports programs or local community buildings or other projects.
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