A MILLION pound National Lottery prize has slipped through the winner's fingers.

The person who bought the winning Millionaire Maker prize ticker in the EuroMillions droaw on April 30 failed to come forward within 180 days.

The ticket holder, who made the purchase in North Somerset, loses the prize.

The winnings plus any interest accrued, has now gone to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said, “Unfortunately, I can confirm that the ticket-holder did not come forward within the deadline to claim their prize and has now sadly missed out on this substantial amount of money.

"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 benefit projects all over the UK funded by The National Lottery."