National Lottery begs Brits to check down sofas for winning £7.4m ticket

Brits are being urged to check their wallets and down the back of sofas for a life-changing £7.4m Lotto jackpot winning ticket, which still remains unclaimed.

National Lottery have launched the quest to track down the elusive multi-millionaire who matched all six main numbers in the Lotto draw on Saturday June 18, netting a whopping £7,440,150.

The ticket holder, who is said to have bought the ticket in Wolverhampton, has until December 15, 2022 to make their claim to the staggering prize.

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Camelot’s Andy Carter said, “We’re desperate to find Wolverhampton’s mystery Lotto jackpot ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings and we’re urging everyone to try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags, down the back of the sofa and anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.”

“I’ve come across winners who’ve not just kept it in wallets or bags but in an Ant and Dec autobiography and one winner even hid it in her bra for safekeeping.

"Wherever you hide your National Lottery tickets, keep them safe."

If no valid claim has been made within a fortnight of prizes over £50k then Camelot's security team release the area in which the ticket was purchased to encourage ticket holders to check their numbers.

Under its licence Camelot has the discretion to pay prizes in respect of stolen, lost or destroyed National Lottery tickets only if the player has submitted a claim in writing within 30 days of the relevant draw.

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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.

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.

More than £30m is generated each week for National Lottery-funded projects which support everything from the local charity to helping athletes win medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

To date, over £46bn has been raised for National Lottery Good Causes, with more than 670,000 individual grants awarded.

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