£514,000 prize unclaimed - could it be you?

LOCAL people who play the National Lottery are being urged to check and double check their tickets as an amazing jackpot of £514,770 has yet to be claimed.

The search is now on to find the owner of the winning ticket, bought in Angus, who matched all six numbers in the Lotto draw on Wednesday, October 3. The winning Lotto numbers on that date were 3, 9, 11, 29, 45, 46 and the bonus ball was 19. The lucky ticket-holder has until April 1, 2013, to claim their prize.

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 The National Lottery Good Causes – adding to the £28 billion already raised through sales of lottery tickets since The National Lottery launched in November 1994.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “We’re desperate to find this mystery ticket holder and unite them with their winnings – this amazing jackpot 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! We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”

To jog Lotto players’ memories, ‘Hall of Fame’ by the Script featuring Will I Am topped the UK singles chart at the time, while The Killers were at the top of the album charts with ‘Battle Born’.

Football fans will remember that three Angus-based football clubs were in action on the Saturday after the draw (October 6). In the IRN-BRU Scottish Second Division the derby between Arbroath and Brechin City ended in Arbroath’s favour as they triumphed 3-1 over their local rivals. Meanwhile, Forfar Athletic lost 3-2 at home to Alloa, also in the IRN-BRU Scottish Second Division.

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.