How long does a winning lottery ticket last before it expires?

According to the official National Lottery rules, a prize-winning Lotto ticket is valid for 180 days (around 6 months) from the draw taking place.

If the prize is not claimed in that time, the ticket is void and the prize is handed over to the fund for Good Causes. This means that if the original winner comes forward on day 181, they will be turned away empty handed.

If you have misplaced a ticket that you think has won a prize, visit the lost lottery tickets page to discover how you might still be able to claim.

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Tuesday, August 29 2017