One lucky Lottery winner is sitting on a £64m pot of gold – but has yet to claim the prize.
The missing millionaire has just one week left to cash in the EuroMillions ticket, worth £63,837,543.60.
If the prize is not claimed by 11pm next Wednesday, the ticket, bought in the Stevenage and Hitchin area, will expire.
The winning ticket was bought for the EuroMillions draw on Friday June 8. The missing ticket-holder matched all five main numbers – 5, 11, 22, 34, 40 and both Lucky Star numbers – 9 and 11.
If nobody comes forward the money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to the National Lottery Good Causes – adding to the £29bn already raised through sales of tickets since the National Lottery launched in November 1994.
The National Lottery has appealed to all lottery players to check their tickets to see if they are the mystery prizewinner.
Advertising vans displaying information will be touring Stevenage and Hitchin this week.
The National Lottery has also raised awareness using a town crier in a Lamborghini and visiting Luton airport to remind returning holidaymakers to check their tickets. Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket should call 0845 910 0000.