As Rotherham United looks forward to welcoming Leeds United on Saturday, The National Lottery is looking to ‘notch a brace’ of missing lottery winners at the AESSEAL New York Stadium as the hunt for Rotherham’s two missing winners kicks off.
With the deadlines to claim fast approaching, two prizes worth £500,000 and £50,000 remain unclaimed from tickets bought in the Rotherham Metropolitan Council area.
National Lottery activity will be taking place in the stadium before kick-off and at half-time, with giant replica tickets, cheques and the support of the Millers, all in a bid to encourage the capacity crowd to search everywhere for the missing tickets which, if found soon, could lead to a very merry Christmas indeed!
The £500,000 top prize from the Thunderball draw on 20 July, 2016, is one of the prizes which remains unclaimed. The winning ticket was bought in the Rotherham Metropolitan Council area and the winning numbers were 23, 25, 33, 36, 37 and the Thunderball was 10. The ticket-holder only has until 16 January, 2017 to claim this prize1.
The second unclaimed prize is from the special Lotto Medal Draw on 27 August, 2016. The draw was held to thank National Lottery players for the support they gave Team GB through playing the lottery. This missing ticket-holder, who also bought their ticket in the Rotherham Metropolitan Council area, matched one of the unique Lotto Raffle codes, scooping £50,000. The winning code for this prize is GREY 1431 4050 and the lucky ticket-holder has until 23 February, 2017 to claim their win.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said: “Forget about transfer deadline day, these ticket deadlines are the most important dates that we’re encouraging Millers fans to be looking out for. These are two life-changing sums of money sitting and waiting to be collected by two lucky players who bought their tickets in the Rotherham Metropolitan Council area.
“We’re encouraging all players to check their old Lotto and Thunderball tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding. Try checking in drawers, pockets, wallets and in the bottom of handbags – someone out there could literally be carrying around a fortune and not even know it! We have the champagne and big cheques on standby – all we need is the lucky winners to come forward to claim their prizes."