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28 March 2015, 05:57
The National Lottery say someone in south Northamptonshire has a little piece of paper that could be worth £2.5 million.
The search is continuing for an amazing Lotto jackpot prize worth £2,598,424 yet to be claimed from a ticket bought in the Districts of South Northamptonshire & Daventry.
Previous winners include Northampton's Chris Bower who together with his wife Sue won £4.3m in 2012. Chris said: "Winning has changed my life. I can now do what I want, when I want. If I fancy a holiday I can do it without worry. It's an amazing feeling and I hope someone comes forward to claim this prize so they too can have the chance to experience how wonderful the feeling of being able to lead such an amazing life is."
The owner of the winning ticket, bought in the Districts of South Northamptonshire & Daventry, matched all six numbers in the Lotto draw on 7 February, 2015. The winning Lotto numbers on that date were 3, 6, 15, 17, 18, 35 and the bonus ball was 22. The lucky ticket-holder has until 6 August, 2015 to claim their prize.
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. The National Lottery changes the lives of individuals as well as communities - players raise, on average, over £33 million for National Lottery-funded projects every week.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: "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 and give them a chance to own a car…or two…like the ones on display today. We're urging everyone who bought a Lotto ticket in this area to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.
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.
Anyone concerned about lost or unchecked tickets may like to consider either setting up a National Lottery Direct Debit or playing online at www.national-lottery.co.uk. Numbers can be entered in advance and lucky winners are notified online if their numbers come up. For further information call 0845 912 5000 or visit www.national-lottery.co.uk.