South East Wales

National Lottery prize of £612,000 unclaimed in Newport

A Lotto jackpot prize of more than £612,000 which was won two weeks ago has yet to be claimed, according to the National Lottery.

The search is now on to find the owner of the ticket, which was bought in the Newport, south Wales area.

They matched all six numbers - 2, 4, 7, 27, 43, 44 - and 45 as the bonus ball in the draw on 10 August.

The winner has until 17:30 BST on 6 February, 2012 to make their claim.

The National Lottery confirmed the unclaimed ticket was one of three jackpot winners in the Wednesday draw two weeks ago.

If no-one comes forward to claim the ticket before the deadline, the prize will be added to the lottery's Good Causes fund.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: "We're desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings - this amazing jackpot prize could really make a huge difference to somebody's life.

"We're urging everyone 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."

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