Could it be you? Hunt continues for lucky Stevenage or Hitchin EuroMillions winner
IT STILL could be you, as the hunt continues for the lucky EuroMillions winner who is sitting on nearly �64 million.
It was announced last week that someone who had bought their ticket in Hitchin or Stevenage won the EuroMillions jackpot on Friday, June 8.
The ticket was bought between the Saturday before that, which was the jubilee weekend, and the draw. Although Camelot has toured both towns asking people to double check their numbers, at the time of going to press, no winner had come forward.
The full amount of �63,837,543.60 is the fifth biggest prize to be won in the UK.
A spokesman for Camelot said: “We’re desperate to find this mystery ticket holder and unite them with their winnings and we’re urging everyone to 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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“We have the Champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”
The lucky winner could also have bought their ticket in one of the surrounding villages or parishes, including St Ippolyts, Graveley and Great Ashby.
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It is also possible that, although the ticket was bought in the area, the winner comes from further afield.
This is not the first time that an appeal has had to be launched in Comet country for a lottery winner to come forward.
In December 2010, a �1m EuroMillions raffle ticket bought in Central Beds four months earlier had not been claimed, and in November that same year, a National Lottery prize of �175,000 was also untouched.
Although there have been no known EuroMillions winners in the area, there have been several National Lottery successes, with the St Nicholas area of Stevenage having produced three lottery jackpot winners over the past decade.
Two former Ripon Road residents scooped several million - Darren Nash on Christmas Eve 2005 and Kerri Cartwright in February 2007. Sharon Creighton, who lived in Durham Road, just one street down, also won �8.8 million in February 2005.
And less than a year ago, a syndicate from The Bull Inn in Whitwell split �127,000 after matching five numbers and the bonus ball.
The winning numbers on the unclaimed EuroMillions ticket are 5, 11, 22, 34, 40, and the Lucky Star numbers are 9 and 11.
If you think you have the winning ticket, call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000. The ticket holder has until 11pm on Wednesday, December 5 to make their claim.