It’s time to check your tickets with the nation's official lottery provider announcing nine winning tickets worth a total of $15 million are yet to be claimed.
The entries are from various draws dating back to April, including two Set For Life entries worth a collective $9.6 million.
Four were sold in Greater Sydney and one each in Canberra, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie, Port Macquarie and Newcastle.
The Lott spokesperson Lauren Cooney said it is unusual to see so many unclaimed in NSW and the ACT but put it down to many residents having spent months in lockdown.
“We know that lottery players haven’t been able to check their tickets as they normally would but with restrictions beginning to ease throughout the state, it’s the perfect time to make sure you do,” she said.
“There are currently nine people in New South Wales who don’t need to be waiting until the next lottery draw for their chance to win a life-changing prize – they already have but they just don’t know it yet.”
Set For Life draw 2072, drawn April 8, Thistle Kiosk at Woden, $4.8 million
Saturday Lotto draw 4147, drawn April 14, Winston Hills Newsagency, $1.1 million
Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10467, drawn June 7, Anna Bay Newsagency & Post Office, $100,000
Saturday Lotto draw 4171, drawn July 10, West Ryde Marketplace News, $756,000
Monday Lotto draw 4094, drawn July 12, Pharmacy 4 Less Mt Hutton, $1 million
Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10486, drawn August 30, Mags News at Glenmore Park, $100,000
Set For Life draw 2256, drawn October 9, Nina’s IGA at Hamilton, $4.8 million
Saturday Lotto draw 4197, drawn October 9, Webb’s BP Port Plaza at Port Macquarie, $1.2 million
Saturday Lotto draw 4197, drawn October 9, Wetherill Park Newsagency, $1.2 million
She added the entries were all unregistered.
“These unsuspecting winners all hold unregistered entries, which means the ticket wasn’t registered to a player card, so we have no way of contacting them,” Ms Cooney said.
“We have no doubt your plans for the rest of the year are looking up but post-lockdown they could be a whole lot more exciting if you checked your ticket and realised you were holding a major prize winning entry.”
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