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Local £1m winner in EuroMillions draw is still to come forward

By Cate McCurry

Published 23/04/2016

Lottery players should check their wallets, jeans and down the back of the sofa because a winning ticket making someone from here a millionaire has yet to be claimed
Lottery players should check their wallets, jeans and down the back of the sofa because a winning ticket making someone from here a millionaire has yet to be claimed

Lottery players should check their wallets, jeans and down the back of the sofa because a winning ticket making someone from here a millionaire has yet to be claimed.

The lucky owner of the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker ticket is believed to be from the Fermanagh or Omagh areas.

Ticket holders from the west of the province have been urged to check and double-check their unique Millionaire Maker code for the chance to become an instant moneybags.

For every EuroMillions line played, UK players automatically receive a Millionaire Maker code printed on their ticket.

Those lucky enough to have the right code are automatically in the big money - as long as they have held on to the ticket and can produce it.

The winning code on April 5 was MGY489185, and the lucky person has until October 2 to claim their prize.

If no one comes forward with the winning ticket before the deadline, then the money, plus all the interest that 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, more than £34m for Lotto-funded projects and schemes every week.

A National Lottery spokesman said the hunt was on to find the elusive winner.

"We're desperate to find this mystery ticket holder and unite them with their winnings," the spokesman added. "This amazing prize could make a huge difference to somebody's life.

"Being able to guarantee two UK millionaires every week with EuroMillions, UK Millionaire Maker is fantastic.

"We're urging everyone who bought a EuroMillions ticket in this area to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding, so that this prize can turn someone into the newest member of the Lottery millionaire club.

"They should try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa.

"We have the Champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win."

With all National Lottery competitions, players have 180 days from the day of the draw to claim their prize.

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