Lottery winner fails to claim £64m prize after fortnight

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AN unclaimed £63.8m EuroMillions prize has been linked to a ticket bought in Hertfordshire.

Its holder has still to come forward to accept the windfall, nearly a fortnight after the draw.

There were two double rollover jackpot winners on June 8, one in Belgium and one in the UK.

The owner of the British ticket – bought in the Stevenage and Hitchin area – will claim £63,837,543.60.

A Camelot spokesman said: “National Lottery players are being urged to check, double-check and triple-check their tickets for the chance to claim this staggering prize.”

This is now the longest time such a large win has gone unclaimed.

According to lottery rules, the ticket-holder – who could be an individual or a syndicate – has a 180-day deadline to pick up the prize, meaning they must come forward before 11pm on December 5.

The spokesman said: “We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”

If the winner fails to come forward, the money – and the interest it has generated – would go to the National Lottery Good Causes fund.