Unclaimed £1 million lottery ticket was bought in Hull

The National Lottery is on the hunt for the holder of an unclaimed £1 million winning ticket which was purchased in the Hull area.

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The winning combination was drawn in the one-off extra special Lotto Medal Draw on Saturday August 27 which was held to thank National Lottery players for the support they have given Team GB through playing the lottery.

For every Lotto line played, players automatically receive a Lotto Millionaire Raffle code printed on their ticket. The winning code on that date for this prize was AQUA 4738 7825

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Camelot is urging players in Kingston upon Hull to check and double-check their unique Lotto Millionaire Raffle code for the chance to become an instant millionaire.

The lottery operators say that they can pay out on a lost or destroyed ticket if the player has submitted a valid claim in writing within the first 30 days after the draw. However, this needs to be done by Monday.

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.

Andy Carter, who leads the team that pays out major National Lottery prize winners said: “This was a special draw to celebrate Team GB’s success in Rio and to thank players for all the support they have given athletes by playing The National Lottery.

“We’re encouraging all players who bought a ticket for the Lotto Medal Draw in Kingston upon Hull to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding. However, if you think you may have been the lucky ticket-holder but for whatever reason haven’t got your ticket in your possession, I’d urge you to get in touch with us in writing before Monday 26 September.”

Every week the Lotto Millionaire Raffle guarantees to create two millionaires – one on Wednesday and one on Saturday.

However, this draw created an extra 67 winners of life-changing prizes in one night. Twenty-seven prizes of £1 million were up for grabs to match the number of gold medals won in Rio, 23 prizes of £100,000 to equal the silver medal haul and 17 additional prizes of £50,000 to match those bronze medals won by Team GB.