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READ | Final whistle imminent as Rotherham Lotto winner has 10 days to claim

13 February 2017

The sporting community of Rotherham (Rotherham United FC and its Community Sports Trust), at the town’s football stadium, has today joined in the search to help find a missing Lotto Millionaire Raffle winner from a ticket bought in the Rotherham Metropolitan Council Area.

A £50,000 Lotto prize remains unclaimed in Rotherham and the winner has just over one week left to claim this life-changing sum of money. The missing Lotto ticket is from the unique Team GB-inspired Lotto Medal Draw on 27 August 2016, which was held to thank National Lottery players for the support they have given Team GB through playing the lottery. The ticket is due to expire on 23 February 2017 and the winning Lotto Millionaire Raffle code, which is worth £50,000, is GREY 1431 4050.1

Every week Lotto Millionaire Raffle guarantees to create two millionaires but the extra special Lotto draw on 27 August saw a total of 27 millionaires created to celebrate the 27 Gold medals won in Rio. In addition, 23 prizes of £100,000 to equal the Silver medal haul and 17 additional prizes of £50,000, of which the Rotherham prize is one, to match those Bronze medals won by Team GB were also up for grabs.

The National Lottery has invested over £5 billion in grassroots sport to date, with Rotherham Community Sports Trust just one of those that has benefitted. Rotherham United Football Club and its Community Sports Trust, which has received almost £400,000 worth of National Lottery Funding, are jointly helping in the search for the missing ticket-holder.

The trust, which aims to get as many people as possible engaged in sport and leading healthy lifestyles, has used its National Lottery funding to focus on inclusion, mental health and specific outreach projects in the local community to ensure everyone has access to sporting facilities. These include everything from football and fishing, to curling and table tennis.

Jamie Noble, Head of the Community Sports Trust at Rotherham United FC, said: “The trust relies on charitable donations. The funding we received from The National Lottery has allowed us to engage with even more people and encourage more people than ever to make use of and benefit from our facilities.

“We are delighted to support the hunt for the missing ticket-holder and hope we find that lucky Rotherham winner.”

Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery said: “We’re eager to find Rotherham’s mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings – this amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody’s life. Team GB’s success in Rio, when their haul was a whopping 67 medals, was outstanding and worthy of celebration with an extra special Lotto draw, now we just need to find Rotherham’s winner to help them celebrate their own win!” 

The National Lottery plays a unique role in supporting the UK’s elite athletes, with no one contributing more to elite sport in the UK than National Lottery players. British athletes have won over 700 Olympic and Paralympic medals since National Lottery funding was first awarded to elite athletes in 1997. 
 
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. The National Lottery changes the lives of individuals as well as communities – players raise, on average, over £30 million for National Lottery-funded projects every week.

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 email help@national-lottery.co.uk

Anyone concerned about lost or unchecked tickets may like to consider either setting up a National Lottery Direct Debit or playing online at www.national-lottery.co.uk. Numbers can be entered in advance and lucky winners are notified online if their numbers come up.  For further information call 0845 912 5000 or visit www.national-lottery.co.uk.
 
Players can contact Camelot by telephoning the National Lottery Line during its normal operating hours. Alternatively, players can email Camelot to confirm they intend to claim their prize but this email must be received at help@national-lottery.co.uk no later than the end (before 12 midnight) of the 180 day claim period, and the claim must subsequently be made in person. Please see Game Rules and Procedures for full details of how to claim.


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