The National Lottery is hunting for a Lotto Millionaire Raffle winner who is a secret millionaire thanks to a ticket bought in Wigan.
Earlier this month a £1m prize went unclaimed after a ticket bought in Wigan wasn't handed in and the deadline passed.
Every week Lotto Millionaire Raffle guarantees to create two millionaires – one on Wednesday and one on Saturday. However, the lucky winner from the Lotto draw on Wednesday 5 September 2018 has still to check their ticket and claim their prize.
Players in Wigan are being urged to check and double-check their unique Lotto Millionaire Raffle code for the chance to become an instant millionaire.
For every Lotto line played, players automatically receive a Lotto Millionaire Raffle code printed on their ticket. The winning code was BLUE 6888 1238 and the lucky ticket-holder has until March 4 2019 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.2
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 £30 million for National Lottery-funded projects every week.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery said: “We’re eager to find the mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings – this amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody’s life. We’re urging everyone who bought a Lotto ticket in this area to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.
“Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa – someone out there could literally be sitting on a fortune! 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 the National Lottery Line on 0333 234 5050 or email email@example.com
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.