Hunt for National Lottery millionaire narrowed to UK town as deadline approaches

The National Lottery is desperately trying to find its missing £1 million EuroMillions winner as the punter’s chance to claim is quickly running out.

Residents in Weston-Super-Mare and around North Somerset, where the winning ticket is believed to have been purchased, have been asked to come forward and claim the vast sum.

The amount is up for grabs from the special EuroMillions Millionaire Maker draw on February 3, which saw 100 people become millionaires.

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However, one winner is still yet to claim the cash.

If the prize is not claimed by Sunday (March 5) then the lucky winner will be ever so unlucky at missing out on their fortune.

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The punter has 30-days to claim but that deadline is quickly approaching, reports The Mirror.

National Lottery chiefs say the ticket was bought in North Somerset with the code: XFHF 13164.

This means the lucky winner could be in Weston-Super-Mare and the surrounding area.

Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery has asked for anyone that thinks they have won to come forward, even if they don’t have the ticket.

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He said: "We’re desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings, this amazing prize could really make a massive difference to somebody’s life.

“It’s important to note that with the winning ticket in their possession, the ticket-holder has until August 2, 2023 to make their claim.

“We’ve already started to support the 30 ticket holders who have claimed their prizes from the special EuroMillions draw, and we’re hoping that this lucky ticket-holder who bought their ticket in North Somerset, will now come forward so that they can start to enjoy their amazing win.”

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Camelot, who run the National Lottery, said it could pay prizes if the ticket is lost, destroyed, or stolen.

However, the punter must submit a claim in writing within 30 days of the relevant draw.

If sufficient evidence is provided, then Camleot will consider the claim.

One of Euromillions unluckiest players did not lose their tickets but their card declined stopping them putting on their winning numbers.

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Rachel Kennedy, 19, and Liam McCrohan, 21, were “absolutely heartbroken” in March, 2021, after claiming they'd missed out on a £182million EuroMillions jackpot.

The couple, who played the same numbers for five weeks, were devastated when they did not notice they had insufficient funds in their account so the automatic payment set up tragically stopped them winning.

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