Story By Hinkley Times
A LOTTERY ticket sold somewhere in Hinckley and Bosworth has earned its buyer a whopping £262,109 – but no-one has come forward to claim the life-changing prize.
National Lottery chiefs are urging people to check their bags and pockets to see if they are the owner of the ticket that matched five main numbers and one Lucky Star number in the EuroMillions draw made on Friday February 1 this year.
The winning EuroMillions numbers on that date were 5, 21, 34, 37, 38 and the Lucky Star numbers were 1 and 6.
If no-one comes forward to claim the winnings before the end of July this year, every penny of the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to the lottery’s nominated Good Causes. Causes in the borough to have benefited since the National Lottery launched in November 1994 include Next Generation and Richmond Primary School.
“This amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody’s life.
“We’re urging everyone 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.”
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.
Alternatively, players can email Camelot to confirm they intend to claim their prize but this email must be received no later than 11pm on July 31 2013.