Check your ticket for a million is the message to local lottery players
NATIONAL Lottery players in West Lancashire are being urged to double-check their tickets with a £1m prize unclaimed.
The search is now on to find the owner of the winning ticket, bought somewhere in the borough, who matched five main numbers and the bonus ball in the Lotto draw on August 1.
The winning Lotto numbers on that date were 4, 10, 13, 24, 53, 56 and the bonus ball was 22 and the lucky ticketholder has until January 28 to claim their prize.
Anyone not in possession of their ticket for whatever reason, but who believes they have a genuine claim, can still make a claim in writing to Camelot – but it must be within 30 days of the draw.
If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.
Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said: “We’re desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings, this amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody’s life.
“In the current situation we’re encouraging everyone to check their tickets online via The National Lottery website or The National Lottery App, where possible.
“You can scan your retail draw-based game tickets on The National Lottery App to see if you’ve won a prize.
“Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa. We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”
With all National Lottery draws, players have 180 days from the day of the draw to claim their prize if they have the winning ticket.
Anyone who has any queries or who believes they have the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws within the 180-day deadline should call 0333 234 5050 or email help@national-lottery. co.uk.
A £1m prize has yet to be claimed by a West Lancashire ticket holder