The National Lottery is urging players in the Melton and Charnwood areas to check and double-check their unique Lotto raffle code for the chance to bank a £100,000 prize.
The unclaimed prize was won in the one-off Lotto medal draw on Saturday, August 27. The draw was held to thank National Lottery players for the support they have given Team GB through playing the lottery.
The search is now on to find the owner of the winning ticket which was bought in Melton and Charnwood. For every Lotto line played, players automatically received a Lotto raffle code printed on their ticket. The winning code on August 27 for this prize was PLUM 4305 4613 and the lucky ticket holder has until February 23 to claim their win.
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.
Every week the Lotto millionaire raffle guarantees to create two millionaires – one on Wednesday and one on Saturday. However the extra special Lotto medal draw created an extra 67 winners of life-changing prizes in one night - 27 prizes of £1 million were up for grabs to match the number of gold medals won in Rio, 23 prizes of £100,000 to equal the silver medal haul and 17 additional prizes of £50,000 to match those bronze medals won by Team GB.
Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said, “This was a special draw to celebrate Team GB’s success in Rio and to thank players for all the support they have given athletes by playing The National Lottery.
“We’re encouraging all players who bought a ticket for the Lotto medal draw in the Melton and Charnwood areas to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.
“Try checking in drawers, pockets, wallets and in bottom of handbags – someone out there could literally be carrying around a fortune and not even know it! “We have the Champagne and big cheque on standby – all we need is the lucky winner to come forward to claim their prize.”
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 who has any queries or 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 0844 338 7551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org