THE National Lottery is hunting for seven players yet to claim a life-changing £1million prize – with punters urged to check their tickets.
Lotto bosses are looking for the seven winners of the Euromillions UK Millionaire Maker draw last Friday.
They have revealed that five of the missing winning tickets were purchased online, while the other two were purchased in retail.
All EuroMillions players are now being urged to check their tickets.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners' Advisor at the National Lottery, said: "I just can’t believe it – imagine being a millionaire and not even knowing it!
"It’s only been just under a week since the special draw, but we’re urging all EuroMillions players to check their tickets or log into their National Lottery account to see if they are one of our missing seven winners.
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"Why wait to be a millionaire when I could be on my way to meet you tomorrow with £1million?"
Players who bought the ticket online should check their emails or log into their National Lottery account to see if they are one of the five lucky millionaires.
Those with physical tickets are urged to find and check them now – and call the National Lottery line to make your claim.
Andy added: "Back in 2015, a £4.6M Lotto jackpot prize from a ticket bought in Barking and Dagenham was claimed 177 days after the draw, which is just three days before the prize was due to expire!
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"Phew, what a close call!
“Then, in 2019 Andrew Clark from Boston in Lincolnshire happened to check his ticket that he had stashed in the sunvisor of his work van for six weeks!
"He had the shock of his life to realise he’d won a £76.3million EuroMillions jackpot! The message here is simple – check your tickets."
Players can buy and check their tickets on the National Lottery website or on the app.
A man who won the lottery twice says that now he's got £1million in the bank he is building a massive golf course in his back garden.
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