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Search is on for Hertfordshire multi-millionaire

Someone in Hertfordshire is sitting on an unclaimed £64m lottery prize. Photo: ITV Anglia
It could be you... Credit: ITV Anglia

The hunt is on for a unwitting multi-millionaire in Hertfordshire. An unclaimed EuroMillions prize worth £64 million has been linked to a ticket bought in the Stevenage or Hitchin area.

Its holder has still to come forward to accept the windfall, nearly a fortnight after the draw.

There were two jackpot winners on June 8, one in Belgium and one in the UK. The owner of the British ticket will claim £63,837,543.60.

Andy Carter from The National Lottery Credit: ITV Anglia

This is now the longest time such a large win has gone unclaimed.

According to lottery rules, the ticket-holder - who could be an individual or a syndicate - has a 180-day deadline to pick up the prize, meaning they must come forward before 11pm on December 5.

If the winner fails to come forward, the money - and the interest it has generated - would go to the National Lottery Good Causes fund.

"We're desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings and we're urging everyone to try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa - someone out there could literally be sitting on a fortune."

– Camelot spokesman