London: The National Lottery is desperately hunting for a mystery jackpot winner, who has time till 11 pm on Wednesday night to claim a whopping 64 million pounds failing which this would be the highest amount of jackpot to remain unclaimed ever.
If the ticket holder for the big prize from EuroMillions lottery draw doesn’t turn up till 23:00 GMT, the entire moolah would go to the Good Causes fund.
Th EuroMillions draw for £127.6 million jackpot that was held on Friday night of June 8, had two winners. The owner of the other ticket, hailing from Belgium, has already claimed the prize.
The National Lottery has revealed that the other lucky ticket, matching all the numbers 5, 11, 22, 34 and 40, lucky stars 9 and 11, was bought in the Stevenage and Hitchin area of Hertfordshire.
The National Lottery is scouring the Stevenage and Hitchin area for any clue about the mysterious ticket holder.
"We're urging everyone to look one last time everywhere a missing ticket could be hiding”, a National Lottery spokesperson said.
"We're desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings."
The National Lottery has been trying its best to raise awareness throughout the area, using adverts and posters, even a town crier in a Lamborghini, to trace the lucky ticket holder.
They are also urging people to search for the ticket in all possible places like beneath the sofa cushion, tin cans, etc.
The exact amount of the jackpot to be claimed by tonight 11 pm is £63,837,543.60, failing which the entire money will be given to the National Lottery Good Causes Fund.
EuroMillions is played by nine countries – the UK, France, Spain, Austria, , Luxembourg, Ireland, Portugal, Switzerland and Belgium.
First Published: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 13:19