There is just a week to go for a lucky EuroMillions winner - who bought their ticket in Huntingdonshire - to claim their prize.
The elusive winner bought their ticket in the district for the draw on December 16, 2016, but has still to check their ticket, which bears the winning Millionaire Maker code VGJT 07021.
With less than a week to go before the ticket is due to expire, the National Lottery has called in St Neots Rangers Sustrans Leisure Cycling Group to help ‘pedal’ the urgent news of the missing £1million winner.
Every week, EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker guarantees to create four UK millionaires – two on Tuesday and two on Friday.
For every EuroMillions line played, players automatically receive a code printed on their ticket. Huntingdonshire’s missing ticket-holder only has until June 14 to claim their prize.
Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at the National Lottery, said: “With just days to go we are hoping the Huntingdonshire cycling community will wheel-y get behind this search.
“We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their winnings.”
Delighted to join the millionaire hunt were Richard Cooper and John Handforth, volunteers who help Sustrans maintain and promote the National Cycle Network in the area.
Mr Cooper said: “In many ways Huntingdonshire has already won the lottery – the Willow Bridge, in St Neots, which is so essential to cyclists in this area, was largely funded by a grant from the National Lottery, so we are delighted to help in the search for another Huntingdonshire lottery winner.”
If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.
With all National Lottery draws, players have 180 days from the day of the draw to claim their prize if they have the winning ticket. Anyone who has any queries or who believes they have the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws within the 180-day deadline should call the National Lottery line on 0844 338 7551 or e-mail email@example.com.