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Week left for someone in Newcastle to claim £1M EuroMillions win

The clock really is ticking for a mystery local lottery winner in Newcastle-under-Lyme who has just a week left to claim an amazing EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker prize worth £1,000,000.

EuroMillions Millionaire Maker guarantees to create a millionaire in every draw but in the special EuroMillions Event draw on 19 July 2019 a total of 20 lucky millionaires were made.

The last-ditch search is still on to find the owner of the winning ticket – bought in the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme – with the winning Millionaire Maker code JSRL 45255. The lucky ticket-holder only has until next Wednesday, 15 January 2020 to make their claim1. With just a week to go National Lottery players are being urged to check and double-check their tickets one last time for the chance to claim this life-changing prize.  

For every EuroMillions line played, UK players automatically receive a Millionaire Maker code printed on their ticket. 

Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said: “Time really is running out for the winner of this prize, but we are still hopeful that someone will come forward at the very last minute to claim the money. We’re urging everyone to check their old tickets one final time or look anywhere a missing EuroMillions ticket could be hiding. This life-changing prize could really help to make dreams become a reality for someone out there and what a start to the new year it would be for this lucky ticket-holder if they were to come forward in time.” 

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. The National Lottery celebrated its 25th birthday in November 2019. The birthday was a moment to celebrate the extraordinary impact The National Lottery has had on the UK, and to say thank you to National Lottery players for contributing around £30M to good causes every week.  

In the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme alone nearly 600 individual National Lottery grants have been awarded to help projects across the arts, sports, heritage, health, education, environment, charity and voluntary sectors.

With all National Lottery draws, players have 180 days from the day of the draw to claim their prize if they have the winning ticket. Anyone who has any queries or 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 0333 234 5050  or email help@national-lottery.co.uk

Anyone concerned about lost or unchecked tickets may like to consider either setting up a National Lottery Direct Debit or playing online at www.national-lottery.co.uk. Numbers can be entered in advance and lucky winners are notified online if their numbers come up.  For further information call 0333 234 4433 or visit www.national-lottery.co.uk.

Across the last 25 years The National Lottery has had a transformational effect on the United Kingdom. A staggering £40 billion has been raised for Good Causes with 565,000 grants made across arts, sport, heritage and community. That’s the equivalent of 200 life-changing projects in every UK postcode district. Players have banked a whopping £73 billion in prizes and a staggering 5,500 millionaires have been made.

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