Disappointment for Blackburn Millionaire Raffle player
A somewhat sad end to a lottery story that circulated earlier this week.
In response to The National Lottery searching for four unclaimed £1 million prize winning tickets from the November 12 Millionaire Raffle draw, 77-year-old Bernard McHugh from Whitebirk, Blackburn, thought he had one of the winning tickets in question.
Instead of phoning the National Lottery to claim the prize, Bernard did what he thought was the done thing, signing the back of the ticket and posting it to the lottery headquarters. The mail centre was placed on alert, with everyone keen to have Bernard duly receive his rightful prize.
But, as it turns out, it was all something of a false alarm. The Lancashire Telegraph has reported that Bernard's posted ticket was for the November 19 draw rather than November 12.
While that's sad news for Bernard, it's good news for someone else in and around Blackburn, as there definitely remains a ticket purchased in the area that has indeed won £1 million.
Recent News Stories
229 new instant millionaires were made in 2011 across the UK thanks to the National Lottery, making this the luckiest year on record.
Christmas has come early to supermarket staff with a £150k lottery win.
Local lottery winner, Alan Rowley donates £500 to a local animal sanctuary.
NINE Scottish lottery winning millionaires made Christmas come early yesterday for seriously ill kids in hospital.
Last night saw the final November 2011 Euromillions draw take place and with no one taking out the £12.8 million jackpot, it has officially rolled over to an even bigger cash prize for Friday night’s draw.