People in Northamptonshire are being urged to double-check their Lotto tickets as an unclaimed Lotto jackpot of £2.5 million is believed to belong to a ticket bought in the county.
A National Lottery spokesman said the prize-winning ticket was purchased in the south Northamptonshire area for the draw on February 7.
The six winning numbers were 3, 6, 15, 17, 18, 35 and the Bonus Ball was 22. The lucky ticket-holder has until August 6, 2015 to claim their prize.
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.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “We’re eager to find the mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings – this amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody’s life. We’re urging everyone who bought a Lotto ticket in this area to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.
“Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa – someone out there could literally be sitting on a fortune! We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”
To help jog Lotto players’ memories about what was happening around the time of the draw in question, the Cobblers welcomed Morecambe to the Sixfields Stadium in Northampton for their League Two fixture, and completed a 2-1 home win. On the same day comedian, Ross Noble perform his show Tangentleman at the Royal and Derngate theatre.
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.