IT COULD BE YOU! Million pound ticket not claimed

Miss Blackpool Kendall Rae Knight with the winning lottery ticket numbers which are yet to be claimed
Miss Blackpool Kendall Rae Knight with the winning lottery ticket numbers which are yet to be claimed
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Turn your pockets out and pull the cushions off your sofa - you could be a millionaire!

A life-changing EuroMillions ticket purchased somewhere around the Blackpool and Fylde area - and worth £1m to the winner - has still not been claimed, despite being bought for the draw on July 26.

This has prompted the National Lottery to launch an appeal at Blackpool Pleasure Beach encouraging people to scrutinise their tickets and come forward before the January 22 deadline.

The lucky player should check the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle part of their ticket for the code CZZ930051.

A spokesman for the National Lottery said: “This really is a life-changing sum of money and we’re desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings.

“£1m could make a huge difference to somebody’s life and receiving it now would certainly make a fantastic Christmas and end to 2013.

“Check in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, purses and bags, even down the back of the sofa - someone out there could literally be sitting on a fortune.”

The sum is enough to pay for 125,000 rides on The Big One, 1,150 flights around the world, a 110ft yacht or a private island in the Bahamas.

WH Smith in Poulton’s Teanlowe Centre once sold a winning £40,000 scratch card to a customer.

Kirsty Buckland, a supervisor at the store, says people should check old receipts incase the code is on there.

Mrs Buckland said: “We get a lot of tickets that print on a receipt roll and are thrown away because they are not on the pink slip, so that could be an issue.

“We try to warn people to let them know it is a lottery ticket and not a receipt.

“We’ve had this for nearly two years and people do know about it but we advise people to put it in a safe place.”

The glamorous Miss Blackpool 2013, Kendall Rae Knight, has joined the appeal to get the winner to come forward.

She said: “I’m certainly going to be triple-checking my tickets and am encouraging my family and friends to do the same.

“I urge the people of Blackpool and Fylde in the strongest possible way to check, double-check and check again their tickets and to search everywhere a missing ticket could be hiding – your life really could be transformed.”

Anyone who thinks they have the winning ticket should call the National Lottery on 0845 910 0000.

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