THE search is on for someone who has won £1m with a Lottery ticket bought in South Tyneside - and hasn’t claimed it yet.
The National Lottery revealed today that it is looking for a EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle winner who is a secret millionaire.
Every week EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle guarantees to create two millionaires – one on Tuesday and one on Friday.
But the lucky winner from the draw on Friday, March 1, has still to check their ticket and claim their prize.
The winning ticket was bought in South Tyneside, and has the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle selection CGG941450.
The lucky ticket holder has until Wednesday, August 28, to claim their prize.
If no one comes forward with the winning ticket before the deadline, the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to The National Lottery Good Causes.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “We’re desperate to find this mystery ticket holder and unite them with their winnings.
“This amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody’s life.
“We’re urging everyone to check their old EuroMillions tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding, so this prize can turn someone into the newest member of the lottery millionaire club.
“Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa.
“We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”
To jog EuroMillions players’ memories, One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks) by One Direction topped the UK singles chart at the time, while Emeli Sande was at the top of the album charts with Our Version of Events.
Football fans may well remember that Newcastle United and Sunderland, were in action on the day after the EuroMillions draw: the Toon lost 1-0 away to League Cup winners, Swansea City, in the Premiership on , while the Black Cats enjoyed a little more success with a 2-2 home draw against Fulham.
Away from sport, locals may have taken a trip to the theatre on the Friday night, with the Blood Brothers Tour showing at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal and comedian Ken Dodd performing at the Sunderland Empire.
Anyone 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 0845 910 0000.