THERE is just a week left for the mystery owner of a £1million Lotto ticket bought in Birmingham to claim their prize.
The National Lottery operator has launched a last-ditch search to find the holder of the ticket which was bought in the Second City on November 24 last year and matched five main numbers and the bonus ball.
The winning numbers on that date were 15, 27, 30, 32, 42, 43 and the bonus ball was 10.
The lucky ticket-holder only has until next Thursday, May 23, to make their claim.
With just over a week to go National Lottery players are being urged to check and double-check their tickets one last time for the chance to claim this life-changing prize.
The new-look Lotto draw has seen bigger cash prizes on offer across the board and all winners in the five plus the bonus ball prize tier are now guaranteed millionaires.
Andy Carter, The National Lottery’s senior winners’ advisor, said, “Time really is running out for the winner of this prize, but we are still hopeful that someone will come forward at the very last minute to claim the money.
“We’re urging everyone to check their old tickets one final time or look anywhere a missing Lotto ticket could be hiding.
“This life-changing prize could really help to make dreams become a reality for someone out there.”
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.
The National Lottery changes the lives of individuals as well as communities – players raise, on average, around £30million for National Lottery-funded projects every week.
In Birmingham alone around 8,600 individual National Lottery grants have been awarded to help projects across the arts, sports, heritage, health, education, environment, charity and voluntary sectors.
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 the National Lottery Line on 0333 234 5050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone concerned about lost or unchecked tickets may like to consider either setting up a National Lottery Direct Debit or playing online at www.national-lottery.co.uk.
Numbers can be entered in advance and lucky winners are notified online if their numbers come up.
For further information call 0333 234 4433 or visit www.national-lottery.co.uk.