Lottery ticket worth £1m bought in West Sussex still unclaimed

The lucky winner has yet to claim their prize. Picture: National Lottery
The lucky winner has yet to claim their prize. Picture: National Lottery
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The National Lottery is hunting for a EuroMillions winner who bought the ticket in West Sussex but has yet to claim their prize.

The winning ticket from the February 3 EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker draw was purchased in Worthing, with the prize totalling £1,000,000 as well as a ‘dip into paradise’.

One of the lucky winners from the draw, who bought their ticket in Worthing, has still to check their ticket and claim their prize, a spokesperson for the National Lottery said.

The search is now on to find the owner of the winning ticket and players in the area are being urged to check and double-check their unique Millionaire Maker code for the chance to become an instant millionaire.

For every EuroMillions line played, UK players automatically receive a EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker code printed on their ticket. The winning code on Friday 3 February 2017 for this prize was JWPG 51409 and the lucky ticket-holder has until August 2, 2017 to claim their prize.

Anyone not in possession of their ticket, for whatever reason, but who believes they have a genuine claim can still make a claim in writing to Camelot, but it must be within 30 days of the draw.

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 £30 million for National Lottery-funded projects every week.

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery 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. Thanks to EuroMillions Mega Week, £1million plus ‘a dip into paradise’ prize would certainly be an amazing introduction to the millionaire lifestyle.

“We’re urging everyone who bought a ticket in this area to check their old EuroMillions 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.

“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.”

To help jog EuroMillions players’ memories about what was happening around the time of the draw in question nearby football club, Brighton and Hove Albion, were in action on Thursday, February 2 in the Championship, taking on Huddersfield Town.

Every non-cash prize EuroMillions Mega Week winner has the choice of either taking the once-in-a-life-time prize on offer, or a cash alternative.

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 help@national-lottery.co.uk