Unclaimed Lotto Ticket Worth £33 Million Bought in Worcester
An unclaimed Lotto ticket worth £33 million was bought in Worcester, it has been revealed. The owner of the gigantic prize, worth half of the record-breaking £66 million Lotto jackpot offered on Saturday 9th January, has yet to come forward and present their slip, despite the winners of the other share having collected their giant cheque within days of their numbers coming up.
The ticket bought in the beautiful West Midlands city bears the numbers 26, 27, 46, 47, 52 and 58 and will instantly make its owner richer than Worcestershire-born Harry Styles of One Direction, whose wealth is estimated at £22.7 million. The £33 million payout is the joint-largest prize won on a single ticket, matching the achievement of David and Carol Martin of Hawick in the Scottish Borders, who won in the same draw and quickly came forward to grab their windfall.
The player has until Thursday 7th July 2016 to contact lottery officials, or the full amount, and the interest it has accrued, is transferred to the Good Causes fund. The location of the sale of unclaimed winning Lotto tickets worth more than £50,000 is revealed around a fortnight after the draw to encourage players to check their entries. The geographical area published is intentionally reasonably wide to allow those who come forward to still be able to remain anonymous if they wish.
If you live in Worcester or were visiting the city in early January to a take a look round the iconic cathedral or any of its other attractions, now is the time to turn out all the pockets of your trousers, root through handbags and forage under the seats of your car. The passport to the multimillionaire life of sprawling mansions, gleaming sportscars and tropical holidays could be within your grasp.
Saturday’s jackpot stands at £14.1 million and you can buy Lotto tickets online or from authorised retailers across the country. Make sure you don’t miss out on a big prize; be sure to use the Lotto Checker soon after the draw takes place to see if you are a winner!Published: Friday 22nd January 2016
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