Of the 2,079,568 prizes that have been left uncollected, London and South East have over 700,000 uncollected prizes, while in Scotland there are more than 120,000.
Helen Saxon, bank editor atMoneySavingExpert.com, said: “The headline figure of 74 million pounds is striking, and hopefully it will serve as a kick in the back for those who have not checked for a while if they have won.
“Many people find that the months leading up to Christmas ruin their finances, so it’s an ideal time of year to see if you’ve had an unexpected turn.
“For some, because of bigger prizes, these are really life-changing sums of money. So check now and remember (sorry for the lottery) that it could be you!”