Two Lotto winners from the same town face losing £1m prize if they don't claim by next week

TWO £1million Lotto winners from the same town face losing their cash if they fail to claim by next week.

The pair, from Oldham, both got five balls and the bonus on August 8.

The six-month deadline is on Thursday and they must claim or lose out.

The winning numbers were 2, 40, 49, 53, 56 and 58 with the bonus ball 41.

If no one claims their prize, the money and any interest earned on it will go to benefit National Lottery Projects across the UK.

It comes after a bricklayer who won £10,000-a-month for 30 years on the Lotto managed to keep his huge win a secret from all his pals.

James Evans, 21, a block paver from South Derbyshire, has finally spilled the beans after bagging the prize just after Christmas.

The overjoyed youngster said he didn't know what to do after realising he had secured a life-changing amount of money, and getting his mum to double check the ticket.

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST UNCLAIMED LOTTERY PRIZES

  1. £63.8 million in June 2012, with the ticket sold in the Stevenage or Hitchin area of Hertfordshire.
  2. $77.1 million from a ticket bought in Georgia, US, in June 2011.
  3. $68 million bought in New York, US, in 2002.
  4. $63 million in 2015, with the ticket bought in California, US.
  5. $51.7 million, bought in Indiana, US, in 2002.
  6. $46 million in 2003, with the ticket sold in Brooklyn, New York.
  7. $31 million bought in Queens, New York, in 2006

 

He revealed: "I felt really overwhelmed so I decided to go rock climbing. I am really into sports and rock climb regularly.

"I spent the summer climbing at the Peak District and I have been missing my sports during the pandemic.

"Whilst climbing, I ended up bumping into one of my best friends and his girlfriend, who were also climbing but I didn’t tell them about my win – I didn't know what to do!”

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