Urgent warning for lottery players as unclaimed jackpot expires next WEEK – you could lose out on £120k

A MYSTERY Brit has NO IDEA they have won the lottery – but only has until next week to claim their £120k prize.

Time is ticking for the lucky ticket holder from Northamptonshire, who won the Set For Life back in December.

The prize sees the Brit win £10 every month for a YEAR – and June 7 is the last date to claim the jackpot.

But no one has come forward yet to pocket the eye-watering sum.

National Lottery have desperately urged players to check their tickets for the magic combination of 12, 24, 29, 37, 47 and a Life Ball of 2.

The oblivious player could lose every penny of the £120k if they miss the deadline, along with any hopes and dreams of winning this once-in-a-lifetime amount.

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And the Set For Life prize isn't the only cash pot up for grabs.

In the middle of July three different £1million jackpots are going to expire that have yet to be claimed – so check your tickets.

Lotto pro Andy Carter – a senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery – explained that Brits have six months to cash in.

He told the Sun: "There are unclaimed prizes on our website.

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"We had a draw in January that produced 24 millionaires – there's five unclaimed prizes that we're still searching for people for.

"These are retail prizes that we published the areas for. You can see them on our website."

Brits revealed the first thing they'd buy if they won the EuroMillions, in a recent survey.

Coming out as top choice was flashy home upgrades and jet-setting holidays, while more than a quarter said they'd splash out on a new car.

But the brand new moneybags might want to remain anonymous like one winner of £2.2million a decade ago.

A woman revealed how her mother became a millionaire and changed her life forever – but managed to keep it a secret.


Luckily, she made the right decision, because despite her dream coming true, the jackpot "also left a trail of damage" in its wake.

In fact, a top British psychiatrist spoke out about how winning the lottery could change your life – for the worse.

Dr Max Pemberton warned Brits today about the devastating consequences the lottery had on one of his patients.

He described how the sudden wealth wrecked her relationships and ruined her routine, spiralling her into depression and alcoholism.

Past winners who've managed to stay grounded and happy with their lives seem to be the ones who kept the simple things the same.

Like David Copeland, 41, for example – who won the whopping sum in 2000 but still lives a frugal life, eating baked beans for dinner at his home in rural Hertfordshire.

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Or Britain's biggest EuroMillions winners – who celebrated their £184million jackpot with £16.95 steak and chips.

Joe Thwaite, 49, and wife Jess, 44, had a meal with family and pals at a Miller & Carter restaurant in Gloucester after their win with a Lucky Dip.

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