Published Thursday, 31 January 2013
A winner from NI has missed out on £1million. (© Getty)
The lucky ticket was bought in the Fermanagh and South Tyrone area and belonged to the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle prize draw which was held on 3 August, 2012.
However, when the deadline came - Wednesday, 30 January 2013 at precisely 11pm - no ticket holder had come forward.
And now the winner's numbers are up - the major jackpot, plus all the interest it earned since the draw, has been given to The National Lottery Good Causes charity.
A lottery spokesperson said: "To avoid this unfortunate situation happening again, I would urge all National Lottery players to check their tickets on a regular basis.
"We tried very hard to find the ticket-holder and it's a real shame that they have missed out, but there is still one winner - the nation.
"This money, and all the interest earned over the 180 days, will now go to The National Lottery Good Causes - adding to the £29 billion already raised and distributed to over 390,000 individual awards that have benefitted people, communities and projects across the UK."