Scots £58m lottery winner misses deadline to claim prize

The winning EuroMillions ticket was bought in South Ayrshire in March.

A Scot has missed out on a £58m bonanza after the deadline passed to claim their winning lottery ticket.

The winning EuroMillions ticket was bought in South Ayrshire for the March 17 draw.

A claim was staked in April for the jackpot, however lottery operator Camelot hasn’t paid out the £57,869,670 prize 

The deadline passed 11.59pm on Sunday and the money is now likely to be given to charity.

The winning numbers for the draw were 05, 07, 08, 16 and 20, with the Lucky Stars 02 and 12.

A spokeswoman for Camelot said earlier: “We can confirm that we received a claim on this prize in April but we don’t comment on the detail of individual claims.

“However, as with all major prizes, any claim goes through a rigorous validation process to ensure the prize can be paid under the National Lottery game rules.

“With all National Lottery draws, players have 180 days from the day of the draw to claim their prize.

“If a valid claim is not received within this period, the prize money is passed to good causes.”

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