£1m up for grabs - could it be you?

Euromillions Butler Tarquin Fotheringill arrives in Blackpool to search for the mystery millionaire.
Euromillions Butler Tarquin Fotheringill arrives in Blackpool to search for the mystery millionaire.
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Someone on the Fylde coast could be a millionaire – and they don’t even know it!

Bosses from the National Lottery came to the resort and brought a butler with them to help look for the mystery winner of a recent EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle.

The missing millionaire brought a ticket for the July 26 draw, somewhere in the Fylde coast area, when 100 lucky lottery people across the UK won £1m each.

So far, 87 winners have claimed their giant prize, but two weeks later, the player from the Fylde is yet to come forward.

Players who have not yet checked their ticket are urged to do so – for the winning EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle code CZZ930051.

The lucky ticket is worth £1 million and the ticket-holder has until 11pm on January 22, 2014, to make their claim.

A National Lottery spokesman said: “Imagine walking round not knowing you are a millionaire.

“We urge every player to check their tickets as there are life changing prizes waiting to be claimed.

“The clock is now ticking for these ticket-holders and we want to get the prize into their bank account so they can start enjoying their win as soon as possible.

“Check in the bottom of your handbag and in every coat pocket, even have a rummage down the back of your sofa – the ticket could be lurking anywhere.

“This draw has been life changing for 87 ticket holders already and we are desperate to find our missing millionaires.”

This draw is attempting to break the World Record set by The National Lottery last year. On the night of the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics, 100 players won £1 million, 97 of whom came forward to claim their prize. This set the World Record for the most millionaires created in one night by a single draw.

This summer’s draw just needs a few more claims in order to rival this amazing record.

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 with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to the Good Causes – adding to the £30bn already raised through sales of lottery tickets since The National Lottery launched in November 1994.