Over two weeks since a ticket won over a quarter of a million pounds in the EuroMillions draw held on Friday May 30th, the winner has yet to come forward.
It is known that the ticket was purchased in Walsall, West Midlands, England; more precise details cannot be given in case the winner wants their identity to remain anonymous when they finally do claim their prize.
With two weeks having elapsed since the draw was made, the National Lottery have stepped up their efforts to find out who the mystery winner is. “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,” said a National Lottery spokesperson.
“We’re urging everyone who bought a EuroMillions 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.”
The ticket matched the five main numbers and one Lucky Star in the draw, winning a total of £250,320.10. The winning numbers were: 5, 24, 27, 41, 45 with Lucky Star numbers 6 and 7.
The lucky winner still has a fair amount of time to come forward and claim their prize as the deadline for doing so isn’t until Wednesday, November 26. If nobody claims the prize, then the winning amount – plus all the interest it will have generated by November – will be taken out of the prize fund and go instead to help National Lottery funded projects across the UK.
There are a number of unclaimed tickets at present, including a £160,000 EuroMillions prize from the January 24th draw purchased in the London Borough of Bexley which expires on July 23.
Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws within the 180-day deadline should contact lottery officials.
If you purchase your EuroMillions tickets online at Lottery24.com we will inform you in writing of all your winnings.