An unsuspecting lottery winner is at risk of losing out on a stunning £1million jackpot – could it be you?
The life-changing prize has sat untouched for two weeks because an unsuspecting Brit hasn’t checked his EuroMillions ticket.
This potential millionaire from North Lanarkshire bagged the huge fortune in the EuroMillions European Millionaire Maker draw on October 31, 2023.
The winning code for this player was VCVX 86421 – and the lucky ticket holder has until April 28, 2024 to claim it.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said: “If you’ve bought a EuroMillions ticket for the October 31 draw in North Lanarkshire, it’s time to look everywhere – in the pockets of the clothes, the You may have carried them at the time, bags, in the car, in purses and wallets and in the dresser or drawer where we keep all the little things – and check your tickets.
“Do you live or work in this area, do you have family and friends there who have visited you, or were you just passing through?
“We are desperate to find this mysterious ticket holder and pay out his life-changing prize – imagine the possibilities for him. We have the champagne on ice and are keeping our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their prize.”
“To bring back the memories of EuroMillions players, the draw took place on Halloween. Did you go trick-or-treating with the kids?
“Elsewhere, interested football fans may remember that Motherwell, the Scottish Premiership club from North Lanarkshire, played in the league the day after the draw – November 1st – and unfortunately suffered a 4-2 defeat at Fir Park against Aberdeen had to accept.”
Players can check their tickets online via the National Lottery app or on the website.
It is also possible to purchase and check tickets at a store that sells them.
When you place a bet online, your ticket will be automatically verified and you will be notified of your jackpot via email.
You can also scan your retail tickets on the National Lottery app to check if you are a winner.
“If you have the winning ticket, call the National Lottery Line on 0333 234 5050 to claim the prize,” Andy added.
The jackpot will be donated to support National Lottery-funded projects across the UK if no one claims the jackpot by Wednesday.
This includes hundreds of small projects in local communities.
To date, the National Lottery has raised over £47 billion for charities and awarded more than 670,000 individual grants.
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