Suffolk: Search is on for �250k lottery winner
LOTTERY players are being urged to check their tickets after it emerged there has been another big win in Suffolk.
Just months after Adrian Bayford and his wife Gillian from Haverhill scooped an incredible �148million on the EuroMillions, Lottery bosses have revealed that a �248,592 prize remains unclaimed.
The ticket, which matched five main numbers and one Lucky Star number in the EuroMillions draw on Friday September 21, was also bought in the Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury area.
The winning numbers on that date were 4, 19, 34, 41, 43 and the Lucky Star numbers were 7 and 11.
A lottery spokeswoman said the ticket-holder has until Wednesday March 20 2013 to make their claim before the prize money - plus any interest it may have generated - is turned over to the Good Causes.
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She added: “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. We’re urging everyone 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!”
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To jog EuroMillions players’ memories, Let Me Love You by Ne-Yo topped the UK singles chart at the time, while Vaccines were at the top of the album chart with Come Of Age.
Football fans will remember that Ipswich Town, were in action on the day after the draw, going down 2-1 to Charlton at Portman Road.
Other lottery players may have visited Bury St Edmunds’ Theatre Royal to see an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.
Mr Bayford, 41, who is still working at his Haverhill shop, the Suffolk Music Centre, became Britain’s second biggest lottery winners, after hitting the jackpot in August.
Just days after their win, another Haverhill man is said to have won �50,000 on the EuroMillions.
Anyone 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.