A EuroMillions ticketholder has just weeks left to claim their £57million prize after scooping the jackpot earlier this year.
The ticket was bought in the spring and won the massive rollover prize – but has not yet been cashed in.
If it hasn’t been claimed in four weeks the winner will lose their money for good.
According to The Sun, the winning EuroMillions ticket was bought in Ayrshire, Scotland in March this year.
The winner has until September 13 – net month – to claim their prize.
The jackpot at the time was £57,879,670 – and if it isn’t claimed it will go to charity.
Bought for the March 17 draw, the winning numbers were 5, 7, 8, 16, 20 with the Lucky Stars 2 and 12.
Andy Carter, of the National Lottery, said: “We’re desperate to find this mystery holder and unite them with this massive prize.
“We’re urging everyone who might have bought a ticket in this area to check.”
This is not the first time a ticket has gone unclaimed, in 2012 a £65million EuroMillions jackpot bought in Hertfordshire was also given to good causes.
In 2018 alone, £125.1million went unclaimed across all lottery games.
The deadline for players to claim their winnings is 180 days from the day of the draw.
A Camelot spokesperson said: “The vast majority of prizes that start as unclaimed do get claimed before the deadline, whether that be on the back of publicity activity we have undertaken to raise awareness of the prize or because a ticket-holder has claimed late for whatever reason (on holiday at the time of the draw and immediately after, busy lives, habitual checking).”
“It is important to note that if a prize is never claimed, despite our best efforts, then we can only speculate as to the reason why,” the spokesperson added.
“It is reasonable to assume that there have been cases where tickets have been lost, which is why we place an emphasis on playing online so that your ticket won’t be lost, but also that ticket-holders have been unaware