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Search for £8 million lottery winner

A Colchester ticket holder has won more £8 million on the National Lottery. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The National Lottery is searching for a ticket holder in Colchester in Essex who is yet to claim their £8 million prize.

An event is being held in the town centre on Tuesday urging people to check their tickets.

If you have lost your ticket, there is a crucial 30-day period when you can still claim your prize in writing. That deadline runs out on Friday 14 October.

However, if the ticket is produced, the winner has until March 2017 to claim.

The draw was made on 14 September and the prize money of £8,168,679 came from matching five balls and the bonus ball.

The winning lottery numbers were: 16, 23, 35, 42, 44, 58 and the bonus ball was 28.


Are you the lottery millionaire in East Anglia who hasn't yet claimed their prize?

A £1 million lottery prize needs to be claimed in the Huntingdonshire district of Cambridgeshire. Credit: Barbara Bentele/DPA/PA Images

The National Lottery is on the hunt for the holder of a £1 million raffle ticket that is yet to be claimed.

The winning ticket was bought in the Huntingdonshire area on 23 March 2016.

The number was ROSE 6742 3684 and the lucky ticket-holder has until 19 September 2016 to claim their prize

"We’re eager to find the mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings – this amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody’s life.

“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!"

– National Lottery spokesperson

This prize follows hot on the heels of another £1m Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize that recently expired and was bought in the same area.


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