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National Lottery bosses are in a "desperate" hunt to find a EuroMillions ticket holder who scooped a £1.8 million prize – and is yet to claim it.
Time will soon start running out for the winner to claim their prize and if the fortune is still unclaimed by June then the funds will be reallocated to lottery funded projects and charities.
The ticket was bought in West Lothian, Scotland, and matched five of the main numbers and one lucky star in a draw held on December 11.
The winning numbers on that game were: 6, 9, 13, 24, 41 with star numbers being 3 and 12.
The missing winner didn’t even match all seven numbers – but still scooped £1,886,380 of the overall prize fund of £183,120,000.
Camelot's Andy Carter said the hunt is on to find the mystery winner before it’s too late.
He told The Sun: ”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.
"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."
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Four other people in the UK won the £1.8 million prize after matching five main numbers and one star – while seven others across Europe won the same amount.
One lucky winner in France scooped the overall jackpot.
The missing UK winner has until June 9, 2021, to claim their prize before the cash is allocated elsewhere.
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However, they have much less time to claim if they believe they had the winning ticket – but don’t any more.
National Lottery rules permit those not in possession of a ticket but who believe they have a genuine claim to the prize can contact Camelot.
However, such appeals have to be made within 30 days of the original draw.
- National Lottery
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