Birmingham gets a new multi-millionaire - as National Lottery prize is claimed

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The lucky National Lottery ticket holder has come forward to claim the £5,070,357 Lotto prize

A winning lottery ticket sold in Birmingham matching all six mian lottery numbers has been found.

Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, operator of The National Lottery, has today (Monday, October 24) confirmed that it has received a claim for the £5,070,357 Lotto prize.

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It had earlier issued an appeal for the winner to come forward with the ticket with all the numbers for the Lotto draw on September 28. The prize had gone unclaimed on October 11. But the winner has since come forward, but is yet to go through full validation.

A National Lottery spokesman said: “ As with all major prizes, the claim will now go through the process of validation, which includes checks to ensure the Games Rules Terms and Conditions are adhered to and the integrity of The National Lottery is protected. Subject to validation* the prize will then be paid at an appointment with one of Camelot’s Winners’ Advisers.”

Will we find out who the new multi-millionaire is?

Camelot further explained that once the ticket has been validated and paid, the ticket-holder will be invited to decide whether or not to go public and share their news.

“There will be no information on whether it is an individual or syndicate winner, or where the ticket was purchased, unless the ticket-holder decides to go public,” Camelot added.

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Filling out a National Lottery ticket.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)Filling out a National Lottery ticket.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Filling out a National Lottery ticket. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Camelot’s Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said, “What amazing news for this lucky ticket-holder who has claimed their prize. We will now focus on supporting the ticket-holder through the process.”

“We’re encouraging everyone to check their tickets online by downloading the National Lottery app or atnational-lottery.co.uk. Players can also buy and check tickets in retail. Playing online via the app or website means that your ticket is checked, and you get an email notification if you win a prize. You can also scan your retail tickets on the National Lottery app to check if you’re a winner.”

What should I do if I lose my lottery ticket?

With all National Lottery draws, players have 180 days from the day of the draw to claim their prize if they have the winning ticket. Anyone who has any queries or who believes they have the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws within the 180-day deadline should call theNational Lottery Line on0333 234 5050or [email protected].

Camelot has advised anyone concerned about lost or unchecked tickets to consider either setting up a National Lottery Direct Debit or playing online at the National Lottery. Numbers can be entered in advance and lucky winners are notified online if their numbers come up. For further information call 0333 234 4433 or visit the National Lottery website

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Where does all the National Lottery money go?

Camelot explained that by playing any National Lottery game, players generate more than £30M each week for National Lottery-funded projects. This money helps support everything from the local charity making a difference where you live through to helping our nation’s athletes win medals at the recent Commonwealth Games. To date, over £46BN has been raised for National Lottery Good Causes, with more than 670,000 individual grants awarded.

For all major National Lottery prizes which are currently unclaimed please click here - Unclaimed prizes

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