£1m National Lottery ticket bought in Rochdale still unclaimed


One lucky person in Rochdale might be sitting on a lottery ticket worth £1million.

The National Lottery is looking for a EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker winner who purchased their ticket locally. Residents are urged to check their unique EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker code as they could stand a chance of winning big.

Anyone who does not have their ticket but believes they have a legitimate complaint can always write to Camelot. But it must be within 30 days of the draw.

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Andy Carter of Camelot, senior advisor to winners at the National Lottery, said: “We are desperate to find this mysterious ticket holder and link them with their winnings. This amazing prize could really make a huge difference in someone’s life.

“We urge anyone who has purchased a ticket in this area to re-check their old EuroMillions tickets or look anywhere a missing ticket might be hiding. Try to check the pockets of clothing, wallets, bags and the back of the sofa.

“We have champagne on ice and fingers crossed that the lucky winner will show up to claim their win. We encourage everyone to check their tickets online at national-lottery.co.uk or by downloading the app National Lottery You can also buy and check your tickets in the retail store.

“Playing online through the website or app means your ticket is verified and you receive an email notification if you win a prize. You can also scan your retail tickets on the app of the national lottery to check if you are a winner.”

If no one presents the winning ticket by the prize claim deadline, the prize money, together with any interest it has generated, will go to National Lottery funded projects across the UK.

“By playing any National Lottery game, players generate over £30million each week for National Lottery funded projects. This money helps support everything from the local charity that makes difference where you live to help our country’s athletes win medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“To date, over £45 billion has been raised for National Lottery good causes, with over 660,000 individual grants awarded.

“Thanks to National Lottery players, over £1.2 billion is being used by charities and organizations affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, which includes over £600 million of Financial support from the National Lottery Community Fund which is being used to help groups best placed to support people and communities through the crisis.”

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 with questions or thinking they may hold the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws within the 180 day period should call the National Lottery line on 0333 234 5050 or email [email protected] lottery.co.uk.

Anyone concerned about lost or unchecked tickets can consider 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 number is out. For more information call 0333 234 4433 or visit www.national-lottery.co.uk


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