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Unclaimed prizes (over £50,000 between 2017 to 2018)

Request date: 25 January 2023

This version was printed or saved on: 23 February 2024

Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/about-us/freedomofinformation/unclaimed-prizes-over-gbp50-000-between-2017-to-2018

Request

Please could you provide a comprehensive list of all unclaimed (over £50,000) Lotto, EuroMillions, Thunderball, Millionaire Maker, and Millionaire raffle prizes between 30th April 2017 and April 30th 2018?

Specifically, I would like to know the game type, prize amount and the date of the draw associated with each particular unclaimed prize.

I understand that unclaimed prizes are registered as such after 180 days, so the details of any unclaimed prizes you provide should date from the 1st November, 2016 to 1st November 2017.

Response

Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

In your email you have requested a comprehensive list of all unclaimed (over £50,000) Lotto, EuroMillions, Thunderball, Millionaire Maker, and Millionaire raffle prizes between 30th April 2017 and April 30th 2018? Specifically, I would like to know the game type, prize amount and the date of the draw associated with each particular unclaimed prize. I understand that unclaimed prizes are registered as such after 180 days, so the details of any unclaimed prizes you provide should date from the 1st November, 2016 to 1st November 2017.

Please see attached spreadsheet containing the information held by the Gambling Commission falling witihin the scope of your request.

When viewing this spreadsheet please note, we have added data highlighting the total value of unclaimed prizes for several financial years as we felt that would provide helpful context.

In addition, while we have validated the data to the extent possible, due to the nature of the data (which emerges from analysis of daily reports) the figures cannot be fully verified for their accuracy.

Review of the decision

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your Freedom of Information request you are entitled to an internal review of our decision. You should write to FOI Team, Gambling Commission, 4th floor, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BP or by reply to this email.

Please note, internal review requests should be made within 40 working days of the initial response. Requests made outside this timeframe will not be processed.

If you are not content with the outcome of our review, you may then apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have already exhausted the review procedure provided by the Gambling Commission.

The ICO can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office (opens in a new tab), Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Information Management Team
Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP

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