It is from a ticket bought in the Newry and Mourne District and National Lottery players are being urged to check and double-check their tickets for the chance to claim this life-changing prize.
The search is now on to find the owner of the winning ticket, bought in the Newry and Mourne District, who matched all six numbers in the Lotto draw on Saturday 29 November, 2014. The winning Lotto numbers on that date were 6, 11, 18, 19, 38, 42 and the bonus ball was 17. The lucky ticket-holder has until 28 May, 2015, to claim their prize1.
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, over £33 million for National Lottery-funded projects every week.
A National Lottery spokesperson 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.”
To help jog Lotto players’ memories about what was happening on or around the time of the draw in question, football fans may remember that local club, Warrenpoint Town were in action on Friday 28 November. The team travelled to Ballinamallard United in the hope of a much needed win in their bid to stay in the Danske Bank Premiership, but were well beaten 3-1.
Anyone 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 0845 910 0000.
Anyone concerned about lost or unchecked tickets may like to consider either setting up a National Lottery Subscription 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 0845 912 5000 or visit www.national-lottery.co.uk.