Lincolnshire

Search on in Boston and Skegness for £76m lottery ticket holder

Lottery cheque at Boston Stump, Lincolnshire Image copyright National Lottery
Image caption A publicity cheque for the record unclaimed amount was on show in Boston

The owner of a £76m lottery ticket is being encouraged to come forward.

The EuroMillions ticket was bought somewhere in the parliamentary constituency of Boston and Skegness, said organisers.

It matched five main numbers and two Lucky Star numbers to win the entire £76,369,806 jackpot in the draw on 2 November.

If the ticket holder does not come forward by 1 May, the prize will be the UK's biggest unclaimed jackpot.

"This is the biggest ever unclaimed prize, so there's been quite a lot of interest," said a National Lottery spokesperson.

The previous largest jackpot which no-one claimed was in 2012 when a ticket owner in Hertfordshire missed out on a £64m prize.

If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the deadline the prize money, plus the interest it has generated, will go to lottery-funded projects.

The winning numbers from the draw were 5, 15, 17, 37, 44 and the Lucky Star numbers were 7 and 11.

Andy Carter from the National Lottery said: "We're desperate to find this mystery ticket holder and unite them with their winnings."

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