Northern Ireland

£1m lottery winner still to claim prize

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Image caption The winning ticket scooped £1m on the millionaire raffle

A lottery ticket bought in Northern Ireland has won £1m but the lucky winner has not come forward.

The ticket for the Euromillions draw on Friday 3 August won the millionaire raffle.

It was bought in the Fermanagh, South Tyrone area.

For every EuroMillions line, UK players automatically receive a millionaire raffle selection printed on their ticket. The winning selection on 3 August was GCR760097.

The ticket-holder has until Wednesday 30 January, 2013, to claim their prize.

'Desperate'

Meanwhile a lottery ticket worth over £4m and bought in County Down remains unclaimed despite public appeals by the national lottery.

The ticket was for the draw on Saturday, 2 June, 2012, and hit the jackpot of £4,392,003.

The winning numbers were 16, 18, 20, 25, 29, 34 and the bonus ball 15. The deadline for claiming the prize is 29 November, 2012.

A national lottery spokesperson said: "We're desperate to find these mystery ticket-holders in Northern Ireland and unite them with their winnings - these amazing prizes will 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."

The biggest prize that has gone unclaimed in Northern Ireland was £7m for a ticket bought in Belfast.

All the money from unclaimed prizes, plus the interest generated, goes to The National Lottery Good Causes - adding to the £28bn already raised since The National Lottery launched in November 1994.

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