Lotto winner misses out on £1m Millionaire Raffle prize
The owner of the winning ticket bought in Aberdeen failed to collect their prize.
A £1m Lotto jackpot winner has missed out after failing to collect their prize.
The winning Millionaire Raffle ticket was bought in Aberdeen and drawn on April 8.
The owner of the ticket had until Thursday to collect their prize but ran out of time.
The jackpot will now be shared by good causes across the UK, a Lotto spokesman said.
Andy Carter, senior winners' advisor at the National Lottery, said, "Unfortunately, I can confirm that the ticket-holder did not come forward within the deadline to claim their prize and has now sadly missed out on this substantial amount of money.
"To avoid this unfortunate situation happening again, I would urge all National Lottery players to check their tickets on a regular basis.
"We tried very hard to find the ticket-holder and it's a real shame that they have missed out, but there is still one winner - the nation.
"This money, and all the interest earned over the 180 days, will now go to benefit projects all over the UK funded by the National Lottery."