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9 August 2013, 11:09
The National Lottery is seeking a missing millionaire, who bought their ticket in Dorset, from the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw on July 26.
The draw saw 100 lucky players bank £1 million in one night.
So far 88 winners have claimed their giant cheque and now, two weeks after the draw, the areas in which the missing millionaires bought their tickets can be revealed. This lucky ticket was purchased in the West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland area and players are looking for the unique EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle code - CBW777331. The ticket is now worth £1 million and the ticket-holder has until 11pm on Wednesday 22 January, 2014 to make their claim.
A National Lottery spokesperson said:
"Imagine walking round not knowing you are a millionaire. We urge every player to check their tickets as there are life changing prizes waiting to be claimed. The clock is now ticking for the West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland area ticket-holder and we want to get the prize into their bank account so they can start enjoying their win as soon as possible.
"Check in the bottom of your handbag and in every coat pocket, even have a rummage down the back of your sofa - the ticket could be lurking anywhere."
The National Lottery has sent a EuroMillions Butler to Weymouth to help in the search for his Millionaire Master and spend some time on The Esplanade and Weymouth seafront urging players in the area to check their tickets.
The National Lottery spokesperson added:
"This draw has been life changing for 88 ticketholders already and we are desperate to find our missing millionaires. This special draw, like every draw, helps to raise more than £35 million every week for National Lottery Good Causes across the UK."
The draw is attempting to break the World Record set by The National Lottery last year. On the night of the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics, 100 players won £1 million, 97 of whom came forward to claim their prize. This set the World Record for the most millionaires created in one night by a single draw. This summer?s draw just needs a few more claims in order to rival this amazing record.
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 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.
If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket bought in the West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland area before the prize claim deadline, then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to the Good Causes - adding to the £30 billion already raised through sales of lottery tickets since The National Lottery launched in November 1994.