THERE could be a new millionaire in Hyndburn after it was revealed that last month’s £2m lottery jackpot ticket winner has finally come forward to claim their fortune.
Camelot Group plc, operator of The National Lottery, announced that the outstanding £2,059,106 jackpot prize from the Lotto draw on 21 October had now been collected – ending fears the ticket might have been lost.
The lucky ticket holder, who matched all six numbers – 6, 12, 16, 19, 33 and 44 – bought the ticket somewhere in the Hyndburn Borough Council area, according to Camelot. They had until next April to claim the win, or else the money would have been transferred to good causes.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: "We’re delighted that the winner of this prize has now come forward and we hope that they will enjoy their win. It would have been awful if the ticket-holder had missed out on this substantial and life-changing amount of money.
"We would like to remind all National Lottery players to check their tickets every time they play."
Unless the winner of a major National Lottery prize opts to take full publicity and signs an agreement to that effect, no further information can be released about their win.
Back in March, 13 workers at Altham engineering firm ASK Rewind scooped a share of £4m, but despite netting a cool £300,000 each they have all stayed at work.
And back in 1998 a syndicate from the Hare and Hounds pub in Clayton-le-Moors thought they had won £92,000 after matching five balls and the bonus ball only to discover they had not bought a ticket that week.