Lottery cash is waiting to be claimed
PUBLISHED: 11:52 22 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:20 06 May 2010
IT could be you. That s the message to National Lottery players in Comet country where a £99,976 prize is still waiting to be claimed. The near six-figure sum is there for the taking by the person in Stevenage or North Herts who bought the Lotto ticket wh
IT could be you. That's the message to National Lottery players in Comet country where a £99,976 prize is still waiting to be claimed.
The near six-figure sum is there for the taking by the person in Stevenage or North Herts who bought the Lotto ticket which matched five numbers and the bonus ball drawn on Wednesday, May 24.
The winning numbers that evening were 1, 17, 25, 29, 41, 46, and the bonus number was 6.
The ticket-holder has until 5.30pm on November 20 before the prize deadline expires.
If the money is not claimed by then, it will go to the charitable good causes.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: "We are hopeful that someone will come forward to claim the money as this prize could really make a difference to somebody's life.
"For example, with England definitely through to the next round of the World Cup, it could give a football fanatic the chance to realise their dreams of watching England play."
To jog Lotto players' memories, on May 24 The Da Vinci Code, based on Dan Brown's best selling novel starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, had just opened at the cinema and Gnarls Barkley was topping the charts with Crazy.
Closer to home in North Herts, Misery, a show based on the Stephen King novel, was showing at the Queen Mother Theatre in Hitchin and Hitchin Museum was exhibiting the work of the Nearly Orange Collective, a collection of graduate and self-taught artists' work.
Lottery players have 180 days from the day of the draw to claim their win.
Anyone who believes their ticket from May 24 is a winner should call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000.