£9MILLION in unclaimed Lottery winnings up for grabs and one £1m prize expires TODAY – have you checked your ticket?

Eight Brits have unknowingly won £1m on the lottery – but one punter only has until the end of today to claim their life-changing prize.

The majority of unclaimed lotto wins are in the UK Millionaire Maker Draw.

Entering the EuroMillions costs £2.50 a ticket and includes automatic entry into the raffle, which creates millionaires every week with £1m prizes.

One player, who bought their ticket in Hillingdon in west London on July 13, must claim their ticket by the end of today or miss out on their £1m win.

If no-one comes forward with the winning tickets before the prize claim deadline, then the money will go to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said: "Time really is running out.

"We’re urging everyone to check their old tickets one final time or look anywhere a missing EuroMillions ticket could be hiding.

"These life-changing prizes could really help to make dreams become a reality for someone out there."

Last week Frances and Patrick Connolly scooped £115m on the EuroMillions jackpot on New Year's Day.

They said they will dish out half their fortune to 50 lucky friends and family.

Frances also stepped in to save her sister from having to sell her home in Co Tyrone.

Sharon Bordessa had only put it up for sale so she could fulfil a promise to keep their late mother's home in the family.

The couple, who live in a rented home in Moira, County Down, are now among the 20 richest people in Northern Ireland and wealthier than national hero golfer Rory McIlroy.

They won £2.60 on the previous lottery draw but Frances nagged her hubby into getting a lucky dip ticket online.

Frances said: "We celebrated with a big hug and a cup of tea."

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