MORE than £3MILLION in National Lottery prizes could go begging as Brits are urged to check their tickets before it's too late.
Six potential EuroMillions ticket holders have yet to come forward as the deadline to claim their prizes draws closer.
Those lucky jackpot winners are completely unaware of their eye-watering prize money – as a total of £3,213,810, plus a Set For Life prize, remain unclaimed.
But these secret millionaires with winning tickets may lose their fortune as early as next month if they don't make their claim in time.
The tickets were bought across the UK, with winners in Barnsley able to claim their thousands of pounds in the next few months.
Meanwhile, three lucky winners have yet to claim their UK Millionaire Maker prizes in Portsmouth, Liverpool and South Gloucestershire.
And for those ticket-holders, it's time to start planning their New Year spending spree – but only if they come forward before the deadline passes.
The ticket holders have a limited time to claim their.
After that, the money is dished out to good causes.
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After a tough year for many, simply double-checking your old tickets could bring some good news in the early days of 2022.
But it's not just big winners who should check sofas, jacket pockets and the laundry bin for older tickets.
Millions of pounds in smaller prizes are also waiting to be collected.
Shops and local retail outlets remain open for players to check their tickets in-store or you could check online with the National Lottery app.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at the National Lottery said: "By playing any National Lottery game, players help to raise an average of £30million every week for National Lottery Good Causes across the UK.
"This money helps support arts, community and charity, heritage, education, environment and the sports sectors.
"Everything from the local charity making a difference where you live through to helping our nation’s athletes win Olympic and Paralympic gold medals.
A total of £8.3m was raised last year to support the National Lottery's Good Causes.
To date, National Lottery players have helped to raise over £45 billion for Good Causes, with more than 660,000 individual awards made across the UK.
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