The National Lottery’s Kiki Vervloesem told VRT News that “Over the past few weeks we have placed advertisements in Dutch-, French- and German-language newspapers. We have used our social media channels and our players have spread the word. However, our search has drawn a blank”.
This is only the second time in the history of the Belgian National Lottery that the winner of the jackpot hasn’t shown up. The last time was at the end of year draw in 2008. Then the jackpot was good for 1 million euro.
Now the winner of the 26 March draw can no longer claim their prize as “the ticket is only valid for 20 weeks”. The National Lottery is now looking into how the cash will be put back into the game. “Just how we will do this still needs to be discussed and decided. However, the 6 million euro will go back to the players".