TWO Brits have recently become millionaires – but they have absolutely no idea.
The clueless Lottery winners have yet to come forward and claim their cash.
And if they don’t step up, they’ll lose it all in less than a month.
Both ticket-holders won £1million in the EuroMillions draw on January 21 this year.
Their pay-out comes courtesy of the European Millionaire Maker raffle.
But on July 20, the deadline to claim the prize will pass.
Anyone who remembers buying a ticket for the draw is urged to check in pockets and behind the back of the sofa.
The winners live in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire.
If they do miss out, it could be a small comfort to know they’re not alone.
In 2012, an astonishing £63.8million prize went unclaimed after a winning ticket was purchased in Stevenage or Hitchin, Herfordshire.
And back in 2019, a player in Manchester called in for their £1m prize hours before the deadline.
Anyone who does win on the Lottery has 180 days to step forward.
Once the claim period is over, the ticket officially expires – meaning that even if a winning slip is then found, it’s too late.
Any unclaimed prizes, plus any interest they might have accumulated in that time, are allocated to the National Lottery’s Good Causes fund instead.
Tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot is a whopping £150m. If a Brit walks away with the prize, it’ll be the fourth-biggest UK win ever – and they’ll be richer than Serena Williams.
On May 10, Joe and Jess Thwaite of Gloucestershire were handed a record-breaking £184m jackpot.
The low-key couple have already spent some of their winnings on a second-hand Volvo – despite being able to afford a fleet of supercars.
The second-biggest win was awarded to an anonymous ticket-holder who claimed £170m in 2019.
Colin and Chris Weir from Largs, North Ayrshire, won £161m in 2011, while Adrian and Gillian Bayford claimed just over £148m in 2012.