A EuroMillions prize worth £72,215 is in the hands of someone in Wellingborough - and is yet to be claimed.
Lottery players across the borough are being urged to check and double-check their tickets for the chance to claim this life-changing prize and be in with a shot of starting the New Year with a real spring in their step.
The player matched the five main numbers and one Lucky Star numbers in the special New Year’s Day EuroMillions draw (1 January 2021). The winning EuroMillions numbers on New Year’s Day were 16, 28, 32, 44, 48 and the Lucky Star numbers were 1 and 9. The lucky ticket-holder has until 30 June 2021 to claim their prize1.
Any don't panic if you can't find the ticket - 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.
The special EuroMillions draw on 1 January 2021 saw 10 guaranteed UK millionaires made on EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker, while the £39M EuroMillions jackpot on offer that night was won by one very lucky UK ticket-holder, who has since claimed their life-changing win.
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 massive difference to somebody’s life, and what a way to start the New Year it would be, if only the ticket-holder were to come forward. We’re urging everyone who bought a ticket in this area to check their old EuroMillions tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.
“In the current situation, we’re encouraging everyone to check their tickets online at national-lottery.co.uk or by downloading the National Lottery app, and to only buy or check their tickets in retail in line with government guidance. Playing online via the website or app means that your ticket is checked, and you get an email notification if you win a prize. You can also scan your retail tickets on the National Lottery app to check if you're a winner.
“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.”
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. By playing any National Lottery game, players help to raise an average of £30M every week for National Lottery Good Causes across the UK. This money helps support arts, community and charity, heritage, education, environment and the sport sectors – everything from the local charity making a difference where you live through to helping our nation’s athletes win Olympic and Paralympic gold medals.
To date, more than £42BN has been raised and distributed to National Lottery Good Causes through more than 625,000 individual grants.
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 protected]