LOTTERY WINNER IN NORTH AYRSHIRE HAS JUST HOURS TO CLAIM £1M
Winner of unclaimed EuroMillions Raffle could be in Irvine or Kilwinning
LOTTERY chiefs are urging players in Irvine and Kilwinning to double check their old tickets to claim a £1m prize.
Camelot say the North Ayrshire resident has just days left to come forward for the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle prize money which has remained unclaimed for six months.
The life-changing ticket was purchased in North Ayrshire for the EuroMillions draw on November 25 2011 and matched the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle selection *VVR165019*.
The lucky ticket-holder has until 11pm today - Wednesday May 23 - to make their claim.
Every week EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle guarantees to create two millionaires - one on Tuesday and one on Friday.
For every EuroMillions line played, UK players automatically receive a EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle selection printed on their 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 The National Lottery Good Causes - adding to £28 billion already raised through sales of lottery tickets since The National Lottery launched in November 1994.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: "We're desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings - 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, as there are only a few days left for a claim to be made.
"Try checking absolutely everywhere - in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa as 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 in time to claim their win."
Anyone who believes they have the winning EuroMillions ticket should call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000. Anyone concerned about lost or unchecked tickets may like to consider either setting up a National Lottery Subscription, playing online at www.national-lottery.co.uk
This article appeared in Irvine Times 16 May 12