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19 October 2016, 16:20 | Updated: 19 October 2016, 16:23
The clock really is ticking for a mystery local lottery winner in the Borough of Hertsmere who has just days left to claim an amazing Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize worth £1,000,000.
Every week Lotto Millionaire Raffle guarantees to create two millionaires - one on Wednesday and one on Saturday - but the lucky winner from the Lotto draw on 23 April, 2016 has still to check their ticket and claim their prize. For every Lotto line played, players automatically receive a Lotto Millionaire Raffle code printed on their ticket.
The search is still on to find the owner of the winning ticket from the Lotto draw on 23 April, 2016 - bought in the Borough of Hertsmere - with the winning Millionaire Raffle code GREY 1026 0381.
The lucky ticket-holder only has until tomorrow (Thurs 20th Oct), to make their claim.
With just days to go National Lottery players are being urged to check and double-check their tickets one last time for the chance to claim this life-changing prize in time.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners' Advisor at The National Lottery said:
"Time really is running out for the winner of this prize, but we are still hopeful that someone will come forward at the very last minute to claim the money. We're urging everyone to check their old tickets one final time or look anywhere a missing Lotto ticket could be hiding. This life-changing prize could really help to make dreams become a reality for someone out there."
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 £36m for National Lottery-funded projects every week.
In the Borough of Hertsmere alone 261 individual National Lottery grants have been awarded to help projects across the arts, sports, heritage, health, education, environment, charity and voluntary sectors.
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 has any queries or 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 0844 338 7551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
1Players can contact Camelot by telephoning the National Lottery Line during its normal operating hours. Alternatively, players can email Camelot to confirm they intend to claim their prize but this email must be received at email@example.com no later than the end (before 12 midnight) of the 180 day claim period, and the claim must subsequently be made in person. Please see Game Rules and Procedures for full details of how to claim.
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. If the player can provide sufficient evidence, Camelot will investigate and consider the validity of the claim. Camelot will then determine at its discretion whether the claim is valid and is able to pay the prize 180 days after the draw.
For all major National Lottery prizes which are currently unclaimed please click here - Unclaimed prizes
For further information, please contact
Camelot Press Office - 020 7632 5711
Notes to Editors:
" Camelot UK Lotteries Limited is the licensed operator of The National Lottery® and is committed to raising money for National Lottery Good Causes designated by Parliament. Camelot is not responsible for distributing or awarding these funds.
" Each week, Camelot generates over £36 million for National Lottery-funded projects - in total £35 billion has now been raised and more than 490,000 individual grants have been made across the UK, the biggest programme of civic and social regeneration since the 19th Century. The National Lottery has so far given away over £59 billion in prizes and created more than 4,250 millionaires or multi-millionaires since its launch in 1994.
" For further information on Camelot, The National Lottery and its games, please visit: www.camelotgroup.co.uk and www.national-lottery.co.uk
" Players of all National Lottery games must be aged 16 or over.
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