A RESIDENT in East Cheshire has missed out on becoming a millionaire.

The winner of a EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker prize draw on March 12, 2021 has failed to come forward despite an appeal.

The winning ticket was bought in Cheshire East but the deadline for the lucky person to claim their prize was midnight on September 8.

Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior sinners’ 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.

"However, the money will now add to the £36 million raised on average each and every week for National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

“We’re encouraging everyone to check their tickets online at national-lottery.co.uk or by downloading the National Lottery app, and to buy or check their tickets in retail in line with government guidance.

"Playing online via the website or app 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.”

With all National Lottery draws, players have 180 days, around six months, from the day of the draw to claim their prize if they have the winning ticket.

All prizes that do not receive a valid claim and any interest they have earned add to the £36 million raised on average every week for National Lottery Good Causes across the UK.

This money helps support everything from the local charity making a difference where you live through to helping our nation’s athletes win Olympic and Paralympic gold medals.

So far more than £43 billion has been raised and distributed to National Lottery Good Causes through more than 635,000 individual grants.