The LOTTERY winner in Australia has just four weeks to claim £2.4 million after the ticker holder failed to claim the jackpot cash prize.
The lucky winner won AUS$4.8 million in the Tatts ’Set for Life lottery on January 21, meaning they will pocket $20,000 a month for 20 years.
But under Victoria law, the winner must show up within six months to claim his prize, otherwise he will lose it.
This gives the winner only four weeks to find the ticket and claim their right.
The winning ticket was purchased at Echuca Square Lotto, on the New South Wales (NSW) border.
Another lottery winner in South Australia has just over a month to claim his $1 million (£550,000) prize.
The Saturday X Lotto Division 1 prize draw took place on July 18, 2020.
Under South Australian law, the prize must be claimed within 12 months.
The ticket was purchased at newsXpress Naracoorte.
Since the ticket has not been registered, lottery officials have no idea who the winner is.
In total, there are $7.8 million (£4.3 million) in unclaimed lottery winnings in NSW and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), with just one ticket from Canberra representing more than half that amount, 9 news reports.
The ticket was purchased at the Thistle Kiosk in Woden in Canberra on April 8 this year, but the $4.8 million winner has yet to perform.
Another mysterious winner won $1.1 million (£600,000) in April with a ticket purchased at Winston Hills Newsagency.
Another person waited nearly three years to claim his $1 million prize after buying a ticket at Connection Newsagency in Sydney.
Lott spokesperson Lauren Cooney said: “We haven’t heard a peep from this winner in two and a half years.
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“We had first division winners months and even years after the draw after finding an old ticket in the back of a drawer, in the car’s center console and in the bottom of the bag.”
As winners did not register their ticket on a player card or online account, their identities are not known to officials.
Lottery winners have six years to claim their prize in NSW and ACT before they lose.