The National Lottery is searching for a Halloween player in Scotland who bought a £1m-winning lottery ticket currently unclaimed.
Players who live in North Lanarkshire and played on October 31 are being urged to “look everywhere” for their unique EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker code, found at the bottom of the slip.
The winning code was VCVX 86421 and the oblivious ticket-holder has until April 18, 2024, to claim their prize.
Anyone not in possession of their ticket, for whatever reason, but who believes they have a genuine claim can still write to the lottery operator Camelot – but it must be within 30 days of the draw – giving them until November 30.
Andy Carter at The National Lottery said: “If you bought a EuroMillions ticket in North Lanarkshire for the draw on October 31, it’s time to look everywhere – in the pockets of clothes you might have been wearing at the time, bags, in the car, wallets and purses and in that sideboard or drawer where we all tend to put bits and pieces – and check your tickets.
“Do you live or work in this area, do you have family and friends there who you were visiting or were you just passing through?
“We’re desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and pay out their life-changing prize – imagine the possibilities for them. We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.
“To try to jog EuroMillions players’ memories, the draw fell on Halloween. Were you out with the kids trick or treating?
“Elsewhere, interested football fans may remember that North Lanarkshire Scottish Premiership side, Motherwell, were in league action on the day after the draw – on 1 November – unfortunately falling to a 4-2 defeat to Aberdeen at Fir Park.”
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.
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