It could be you! Search for Havering's missing millionaire steps up with '£1m salary' job advert to be placed in the Recorder
PUBLISHED: 09:00 06 November 2013
Ady Kerry / Camelot
What would you do to land a job with a £1million salary?
For one lucky person in Havering, it should be as simple as digging out an unclaimed lottery ticket – but so far he or she hasn’t managed to come up with the goods.
Time is ticking in the hunt for the borough’s missing millionaire, who became rich literally overnight thanks to the EuroMillions draw on July 26 but still hasn’t come forward to claim the prize.
Now the National Lottery is advertising in the borough for a very special job in an attempt to attract the winner’s attention.
Turn to our recruitment pages to read the unusual ad, which does not require any previous experience but does ask for “an ability to rapidly achieve a good working knowledge of the finer things in life” and “a commitment to spend and save well, either independently or alongside friends and family”.
A National Lottery spokesman said: “We hope by ‘recruiting’ for a EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle millionaire we will be able to unite the owner of the unclaimed ticket with his or her win.
“The excitement of the ‘100 millionaires’ draw seems a long time ago, but hopefully we can recreate some excitement for a missing millionaire in the London Borough of Havering.”
For confidentiality reasons the Lottery can’t reveal whereabouts in the borough the ticket – number CBS076276 – was bought.
When the missing winner was announced in the Recorder back in August, a EuroMillions “butler” spent the day roaming Romford Shopping Hall, hoping to track down the ticket holder there and then.
Lottery draws help raise £35million for good causes each week.
Players have 180 days from the day of the draw to claim prizes. If you believe you’ve got the winning ticket, 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.