The operators of France's national lottery are looking for a player who has won a €1million with a EuroMillions ticket in Charente (Nouvelle Aquitaine) and who has until Monday, January 30 at 23:59 to claim their prize money.
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This is the search notice posted by La Française des Jeux (FDJ) on its Facebook account on Wednesday (January 25). The ticket was purchased for the draw of Friday, December 2 and the winner is still to come forward. The FDJ rules state that winners have a maximum 60 day window to claim their prize.
The FDJ has again released the winning "My Million" code HR 3906385 in the hope that the ticket holder can be found.
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What happens to the money if no one comes forward?
It is thought that over €200million in prize money has not been claimed by their respective winners over the past two years. In September 2022 the FDJ told Le Parisien that unclaimed prizes are “redistributed to customers in the form of special pools or promotional offers, such as free bets on our websites."
The FDJ is France’s sole lottery operator. Under the terms of a 2019 law unclaimed prizes go to the French state which remains the major shareholder in FDJ despite having reduced its holding in 2018.
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