December 5 2013 Latest news:
Ramzy Alwakeel, Reporter
Friday, August 9, 2013
Someone in Havering is rolling in it without knowing.
The mystery millionaire is one of 12 across the country who haven’t contacted Camelot following a EuroMillions draw last month that made a potential 100 people rich overnight.
And today, a EuroMillions “butler” was roaming Romford Shopping Hall, hoping to track down the winner before the deadline passes.
So if you fancy swapping your shopping bags for moneybags, have a rummage down the back of your sofa for ticket number CBS076276.
The draw happened on Friday, July 26, and time is ticking.
A National Lottery spokesman said: “We are desperate to find our missing millionaire from the borough.
“It’s exciting to know someone in Havering is walking round not knowing they’re a millionaire. It could be any one of the people our EuroMillions Butler spoke to today and we urge every player to check their tickets as there are life-changing prizes just waiting to be claimed.
“The clock is now ticking for the ticket-holder and we want to get the prize into their bank account so they can start enjoying their win as soon as possible.
“Missing tickets have turned up in some strange places so check in the bottom of your handbag, in every coat pocket, even have a rummage down the back of your sofa – the ticket could be lurking anywhere.”
Lottery draws help raise £35million for good causes each week.
Players have 180 days from the day of the draw to claim their prize. 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.
If no one comes forward before the deadline, the prize money – plus all the interest it has generated – will be added to £30billion raised through sales of lottery tickets since the Lottery was launched 19 years ago.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that someone down the road has just become filthy rich - the Recorder reported in June that the RM postcode was officially Britain’s luckiest, with about one in every 750 people having won £50,000 or more since the Lottery started.
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