Could it be you? £1m Lotto prize goes unclaimed in North East

The National Lottery is hunting for a Lotto Millionaire Raffle winner.
The National Lottery is hunting for a Lotto Millionaire Raffle winner.
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Someone out there is a millionaire and they don’t even know it yet.

The National Lottery is hunting for a Lotto Millionaire Raffle winner who has left their prize unclaimed.

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.

National Lottery spokesperson

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 October 31 has still to check their ticket and claim their prize.

Players in the City of Durham are being urged to check and double-check their unique Lotto Millionaire Raffle code for the chance to become an instant millionaire.

The search is now on to find the owner of the winning ticket which was bought in the City of Durham. For every Lotto line played, players automatically receive a Lotto Millionaire Raffle code printed on their ticket. The winning code on October 31 was BLUE 4869 0743 and the lucky ticket-holder has until April 28, next year 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 £34 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. 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.”

To help jog Lotto players’ memories about what was happening around the date of the draw in question, football clubs Sunderland and Newcastle United, were in action. While Newcastle managed a 0-0 home draw with Stoke, Sunderland were trounced 6-2 away at Everton. However, Black Cats fans will have taken solace from their 3-0 win the weekend before over their bitter North East rivals.

Saturday, October 31 also saw the Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham, with the All Blacks retaining the trophy after a 34-17 win over Australia.

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 0845 910 0000 or 0844 338 7551 or email help@national-lottery.co.uk