More than €26 million in National Lottery winnings unclaimed between 2015 and 2018
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    More than €26 million in National Lottery winnings unclaimed between 2015 and 2018

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    More than 26 million euros in National Lottery winnings remained unclaimed during the 2015-2018 period, according to Budget minister David Clarinval.

    5.4 million euros was not claimed in 2015, as well as 10.9 million euros in 2016, 4.5 million euros in 2017 and 5.8 million euros in 2018. 

    Even rank 1 and 2 winners did not come forward to claim their winnings, including a rank 1 winner from 26 March 2016 (6.17 million euros), a 1-million-euro winner from 23 February 2018 and a rank 2 winner from 13 March 2018 (170,55 euros).

    Sarah Johansson
    The Brussels Times