Check your old lottery tickets - someone in Rugby has not claimed their £1m win

There is an unaware millionaire in our midst

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 11:28 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 11:28 am
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Rugbeians are being urged to check their old lottery tickets after the National Lottery revealed that a £1m-winning ticket which was bought in Rugby remains unclaimed.

The winning ticket pertains to the EuroMillions Millionaire Maker draw on March 30.

Players are asked to check and double-check their unique EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker code.

For every EuroMillions line played, UK players automatically receive a EuroMillions Millionaire Maker code printed on their ticket.

The winning code March 30 was MPTZ 64673 and the lucky ticket holder has until September 26 2021 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.

Camelot’s 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 massive difference to somebody’s life.

"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.

“We’re encouraging everyone to check their tickets online at national-lottery.co.uk or by downloading the National Lottery app, and to buy or check their tickets in retail in line with government guidance.

"Playing online via the website or app means that your ticket is checked, and you get an email notification if you win a prize. You can also scan your retail tickets on the National Lottery app to check if you're a winner.

“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.”

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.

With all National Lottery draws, players have 180 days from the day of the draw to claim their prize if they have the winning ticket.

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 0333 234 5050 or email [email protected]

Anyone concerned about lost or unchecked tickets may like to consider either setting up a National Lottery Direct Debit or playing online at www.national-lottery.co.uk.

Numbers can be entered in advance and lucky winners are notified online if their numbers come up. For further information call 0333 234 4433 or visit www.national-lottery.co.uk

If players have any concerns about not being able to get in-store to claim a lower-tier prize, they can call 0333 234 50 50, but we they are encouraged not to get in touch unless they have a ticket nearing the end of its claim period.