You would have thought that checking a lottery ticket was fairly easy, yet millions and millions goes unclaimed in lottery wins in the UK.
I notice for example in the "unclaimed prizes" section of the Lotto web site that SIX prizes of 1 million have gone unclaimed so far since last Autumn.
What are the causes of unclaimed prizes?
Do people lose their ticket?
Or do they check against the "wrong" results (buy a Lotto ticket but check Euro Millions or whatever)
Or do they check the wrong week (check this weeks ticket against last weeks numbers for example).
When people have made the effort to buy a lottery ticket I cant believe how much is "lost" because the tickets are not checked for some reason.
You can see the list of recent unclaimed prizes by going to the Lotto web site (see below) and selecting "Check results" then "Unclaimed prizes"