Although the Isle of Wight £1m lottery winner still has five months to claim his, her or their winnings, Camelot is making an early appeal for people on the island to check their tickets and claim tas soon as possible. A draw made on the 27th February 2016 came up lucky for one resident of the Isle of Wight with a win on the Lotto Raffle. So far, Camelot has not released any further information about The Isle of Wight £1m Lottery Winner other than that the ticket was purchased on the island that guards the entrance to The Solent. Camelot has made an appeal through local media, particularly the newspaper Island Echo.
The Isle of Wight £1m lottery winner has until 25th August to claim their prize, but Camelot reminds people that that is no reason to leave it until the last minute. The winner will lose out on potential interest that would have been gained if they have claimed immediately. Until it is claimed and the longer it is left, the likelihood of the ticket being lost or misplaced increases. Every year, millions of pounds in unclaimed prizes get put back into lottery funds for good causes such as Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. We regularly highlight some of the worthy causes here.
Camelot also released the code for the unclaimed lottery raffle win. The unique identifier code is NAVY 3917 5002 and appears on the top of the ticket. The Isle of Wight has proven to be rather lucky as of late. Also in February, a group of residents won £3m on the People’s Postcode Lottery. Last October, a couple from Newport won £300,000 on the EuroMillions draw.