It is extraordinary to see how many unclaimed UK Lottery prizes there are. Over the next three months seven potential millionaires might lose out.
Unclaimed UK Lottery Prizes
It is surprising that so many major lottery prize winners do not claim their winnings. Players must present their ticket and claim their winnings within 180 days of the National Lottery draw for which the ticket was purchased. If the prize money is not claimed, the money is reallocated to fund Lottery Projects.
We look here at unclaimed lottery prizes in the UK which are due to be voided over the next three months. That means that some of these winning tickets were purchased three months ago without a claim yet being made. There are some extraordinary wins here, the majority of beneficiaries would become instant millionaires.
When a UK Lottery ticket expires the money is forfeited forever. Some poor soul from Bushey in Hertfordshire failed to claim their £1 million pound prize in time.
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Winning UK Lottery Ticket expires
This week, Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd who operate the National Lottery for the UK announced that a winning lottery ticket had expired. It was a one million pound prize in a raffle ticket draw so, we are not talking about a small win here.
The winning UK lottery ticket expired at midnight on Thursday 30th October 2016. The draw for the winning ticket was made on 20th April and the ticket expires after 180 days if it is not claimed by then.
Search Continues for £26 Million Missing UK Lotto Winner
Wednesday 19th October was the day when the UK Lotto delivered a £26.1 million jackpot. The numbers generated were 2, 3, 4, 31, 54 and 59. The winning lottery ticket was purchased online.
To date the winner has not come forward to claim this life changing win. After a Lottery draw, a winning ticket must be claimed with 180 days. A spokesperson for the National Lottery said they urge all players to check their tickets to see if they have won. Online players are encouraged to check their in-boxes to see if they have received any notifications. Apparently, winners who purchase a ticket online are actually sent an email informing them of their win. The spokesperson also said a lot of players may not have kept their contact information up to date.
When Glenda Jackson from North Carolina bought a scratch card ticket for the Carolina Millions, she expected to be making a point to her husband.
The Irony of this Carolina Millions Scratch Card Win
57-year-old Glenda Jackson from North Carolina was not happy with her husband Buddy frittering away money on gambling. She decided to teach him a lesson after he had asked her to buy two Powerball tickets from the local Quik Mart in Asheville.
On 22nd October 2016, instead of buying the tickets her husband had requested, she decided to buy a ten-dollar scratch card for the Carolina Millions Lottery. Ironically, as luck would have it she won a jackpot prize. Her idea backfired but everything now changed for Glenda and Buddy.
Yesterday it was announced that the proposed Ladbrokes Coral Merger would proceed following the combined sale of betting shops to meet regulatory requirements.
Ladbrokes Coral Merger Approved by CMA
The proposed merger has finally been approved by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
The merger had been almost approved by the CMA subject to Ladbrokes and Gala Coral have agreeing to sell 359 betting shops to rival bookmakers to meet the regulators requirements. This week Coral and Coral said they would sell 322 shops to Betfred for £55m in cash and a further 37 to Stan James for £500,000. After the merger, Coral will sell 174 shops and Ladbrokes will sell 185.
Aristocrat Leisure have been implicated in a Court Case, together with the Crown Casino in Melbourne. It is alleged that the Dolphin Treasure slot machine designed by Aristocrat is contrary to consumer law.
Aristocrat Leisure Court Case
Aristocrat Leisure Ltd are an Australian gambling machine manufacturer, which has its administrative centre in the Sydney. They are an international slot machine manufacturer with offices also in South Africa, Russia and the United States. They are the manufacturer of the Dolphin Treasure slot machine which is now implicated in an Australian Court Case.
The court case alleges that the Dolphin Treasure slot machine is designed contrary to consumer law. The lawsuit also claims the Crown Casino, in Melbourne have been engaged in deceptive and misleading conduct by tricking players to play and lose.
In this article we publish internet gambling statistics which show the growth in online gaming and betting is still increasing. It was a 3.7 billion pound industry last year.
Growth of Internet Gambling
Gambling is something which has always been fun on occasions. Some of us might remember visits to an amusement arcade on a rainy day, a visit to the races or a bet on the Grand National, or the Derby. With all those scenarios it was necessary to visit a venue, perhaps a betting shop, or a seaside pier.
During the mid 1990’s the revolution of internet gambling was born. Now there are thousands of online casinos and gambling websites. You can visit from the comfort of your home or even, whilst commuting on a train. There are thousands of apps to play at online casinos on your mobile phone or tablet. You can also play in a web browser using your PC.
This case has exposed a new dimension in gambling. Card cheating Phil Ivey and Cheng Yin Sun did not commit fraud but their edge sorting skills may actually cheat them out of their winnings. How ironical is that?
Card Cheating Phil Ivey and Cheng Yin Sun
Controversy surrounded a Court case heard in the State of New Jersey against Phil Ivey and Chen Yin Sun. Judgement was made on Friday 18th October 2016. The case involved alleged card cheating.
Ivey has been the winner of nine World Series of Poker bracelets. Sun is also a world-class poker player. It was alleged that Ivey and Sun together had cheated the Borgata Casino out of 9.6 million dollars which Ivey and Sun won playing Bacarrat during December 2011.
A surge in online casino complaints has led to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) conducting an Investigation. It was announced 21st October 2016.
The Online Casino Industry
The UK Gambling Commission became concerned regarding the amount of misleading material found being used by Online Casinos. Potential breaches in the Law might include misleading promotions, unfair terms and conditions and resisting payouts to customers.