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Search for Kirklees Lotto Winner

Search for Kirklees Lotto Winner
Updated: Monday 20th July 2015

The search is on for a National Lottery player who bought a winning Lotto ticket in the Borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire. The ticket matched five main numbers and the bonus ball in the draw that took place on Saturday 19 September, giving the lucky owner a prize worth £224,606. Unfortunately, the lucky lottery winner has not yet come forward to claim that prize.

Although Lotto winners have up to 180 days from the date of the draw taking place to make their claim (which gives the Kirklees winner a deadline of Thursday 18 March, 2010), the longer they leave it, the more chance they have of losing their ticket or forgetting about their entry altogether. This makes it particularly important for anyone who has purchased a Lotto ticket in the Kirklees area over the last few weeks to check their old tickets against the lottery results to see if they aren’t sitting on a £224,606 fortune!

The winning lottery results for Saturday 19 September were 18, 20, 31, 33, 43 and 45, and the bonus ball was number 1.

A spokesperson for the organisation that runs the Lotto said: “We’re desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings – this amazing prize could really make a 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.”

If the lottery winner doesn’t come forward before 18 March 2010 then their £224,606 prize will be handed over to the fund for Good Causes.

Once again, we are reporting about a situation which could easily have been avoided had the Kirklees player decided to buy lottery tickets online. Notification of the win would have been sent to the player automatically by email, so there would have been no risk of them failing to notice it and claim their prize. The lesson is clear: buy your lottery tickets online if you want to get your hands on your winnings without delay!

Published: Tuesday 6th October 2009

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