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£400,000 Lottery prize unclaimed

A mystery National Lottery player who bought a ticket on December 24 has a late Christmas present waiting for them - a prize of nearly £400,000.

The EuroMillions prize of £388,384 has yet to be claimed and punters are being urged to double-check their tickets for the chance to claim the cash.

Lottery chiefs know the winning ticket was bought in the London borough of Harrow by a player who matched the five main numbers and one Lucky Star in the Christmas Eve EuroMillions draw.

A National Lottery spokesman said: "We're desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings - this amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody's life and really would be a wonderful start to 2011.

"We're urging everyone to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding."

The winning EuroMillions numbers on that date were 19, 36, 38, 42, 46 and the Lucky Stars were 2 and 8.

The ticket-holder has until 5.30pm on Wednesday June 22 to make their claim.

If nobody comes forward with the ticket before the deadline, the prize money, plus interest, will go to the Good Causes fund.

Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket for any draw within the 180-day deadline should call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000.


From Belfast Telegraph