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£1.7m lotto jackpot prize remains unclaimed in Newry and Mourne

By Amanda Ferguson

Check you purse or wallet now - a lotto ticket with a £1.7m prize could be lurking there.

A life-changing £1,796,081 has yet to be claimed from a ticket bought in the Newry and Mourne District.

The search is now on to find the owner of the winning ticket, who matched all six numbers in the Lotto draw on Saturday November 29.

The winning Lotto numbers on that date were 6, 11, 18, 19, 38, 42 and the bonus ball was 17.

The lucky ticket-holder has until May 28, 2015, to claim their prize1.

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.

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.

"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.

“Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa – 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 to claim their win.”

Last month Newtownabbey woman Mary Hamilton won £12.9m on the Euromillions draw and earlier this month Lauren McLarnon, also from Newtownabbey, won £100,000 on a scratch card.

Anyone who believes they have the winning Newry and Mourne ticket should call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000.

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