Lottery bosses launch 'desperate' hunt for £1.8m EuroMillions winner before money is given away

LOTTERY chiefs have launched a "desperate" hunt to find a lucky £1.8million jackpot winner before the cash is given away.

Players in Scotland are being urged to check their EuroMillions tickets after one that was bought in West Lothian scooped the sum in the December 11 draw.

The ticket, which matched the five main numbers and one lucky star number, is worth a total of £1,886,380.

And if the money is not claimed by next June, it will be spread around lottery-related projects and charities.

Camelot's Andy Carter 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, and what a way to start the new year it would be.

"We're urging everyone who bought a ticket in this area to check their old EuroMillions tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding."

The ticket is one of five in the UK which won £1.8 million by matching the five main numbers and one lucky star number.

Meanwhile, the jackpot was picked up by a French ticket holder, who successfully matched the winning numbers on that date – 6, 9, 13, 24 and 41 – and the lucky star numbers 3 and 12.

The mystery ticket holder has until June 9, 2021 to claim their prize.

Anyone not in possession of their ticket, for whatever reason, but who believes they have a genuine claim can still contact Camelot – but it must be within 30 days of the draw.

If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the deadline, then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

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