A LOTTO prize worth £63,043 has yet to be claimed from a ticket bought in the Redditch area say organisers and National Lottery players are being urged to check and double-check their tickets for the chance to claim the prize.
The search is now on to find the owner of the winning ticket who matched five numbers and the bonus ball in the Lotto draw on July 25, 2015. The winning Lotto numbers on that date were 2, 4, 5, 15, 20, 48 and the bonus ball was 37. The lucky ticket-holder has until January 21, 2016, to claim their prize.
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.
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.”
To help jog Lotto players’ memories about what was happening around the date of the draw the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games were taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park between July 24-26 while the Tour de France was reaching a thrilling conclusion on the Sunday following the draw (July 26), with Chris Frome claiming an historic second yellow jersey.
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.