Appeal for mystery lottery winner
A SUFFOLK lottery winner might not be quite so lucky - as they have not claimed their prize of nearly £100,000.The money is currently lying unclaimed in the vaults of Camelot because the owner of a winning ticket, which was bought in the west of the county, has not come forward.
A SUFFOLK lottery winner might not be quite so lucky - as they have not claimed their prize of nearly £100,000.
The money is currently lying unclaimed in the vaults of Camelot because the owner of a winning ticket, which was bought in the west of the county, has not come forward.
Camelot, which runs the Lotto draw, is now calling on players in Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket areas to double check their tickets to see whether they have a fortune awaiting them.
The lucky ticket matching five numbers and the bonus ball was for the draw on September 6, where the winning numbers were 5, 7, 14, 29, 37, 38 with 12 being the bonus ball.
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The unwitting winner now has until March 5 to come forward and stake their claim to the £93,671 prize.
A spokeswoman for the National Lottery said: “We're desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings - this life-enhancing prize could really help to make a few dreams reality for someone out there.
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“We're urging everyone to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing Lotto 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 prize in time.”
In their bid to jog players' memories, Lotto bosses have drawn up a list of events at the time of the draw.
The spokeswoman said the remake of Wicker Man starring Nicolas Cage was the film to go and see, an the Scissor Sisters were topping the charts with I Don't Feel Like Dancin'.
If nobody comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, the prize money, plus all the interest generated, will go to the Good Causes scheme.