The ticket holder purchased their entry ahead of the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 27th December last year and matched the UK Millionaire Maker code TKKW 52614. However, National Lottery officials, who have been pounding the streets of St Albans in a desperate attempt to locate the mystery winner, are still on the lookout almost six months after the original draw took place.
Representatives of the National Lottery were even present at the St Albans Half Marathon on Sunday 11th June. Dressed as butlers, the runners aimed to remind players to check their tickets. Speaking to The Hertfordshire Advertiser before the run, race director Katie Foweraker said: “We’ve had Roman centurions and fairies running in the St Albans Half Marathon before but I think in its 36 year history this is the first time we have had memory-jogging butlers.” Katie firmly believed that the stunt would pay off, claiming the event often attracted thousands of runners and spectators from the local community.
Naturally, The National Lottery’s senior winners’ advisor, Andy Carter, was on hand to offer a few words of advice to the forgetful player: “The ticket was bought for the EuroMillions draw on 27 December, just a couple of days after we’d celebrated Christmas and when we were all wrapped up warm against the winter chill, so try checking in the pockets of winter clothes, or in wallets, bags and even down the back of the sofa – someone could quite literally be sitting on a fortune and the clock is ticking,” he said.
If this prize is not claimed, it will be the second time in a matter of weeks that a huge Millionaire Maker prize has gone unclaimed, following a ticket holder in Huntingdonshire who failed to claim their £1 million reward before the deadline. Andy Carter was on hand to offer his condolences: “Unfortunately, I can confirm that the ticket holder did not come forward within the deadline to claim their prize and has now sadly missed out on this substantial amount of money,” he said. “To avoid this unfortunate situation happening again, I would urge all National Lottery players to check their tickets on a regular basis.”
Any player who thinks that they could have a valid claim for the St Albans and District prize should contact The National Lottery Winners’ Line on 0844 338 7551 as soon as possible. And for those purchasing a ticket ahead of this Friday’s draw, participants are reminded to check their entry carefully, including the UK Millionaire Maker prize code printed at the the bottom of the ticket.
As for the main EuroMillions draw, there is an estimated jackpot worth £64 million up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning, you can pick your numbers online or play through any authorised retailer. Best of luck!