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Lottery players urged to check ticket for £52 million unclaimed jackpot

A nearly 52 million pound lotto jackpot win remains unclaimed Credit: PA

In the week that the NE postcode was revealed as one of the luckiest in the UK for having a lottery win, a nearly 52 million pound lotto jackpot win remains unclaimed..

Somewhere in the UK is a EuroMillions ticket that could make the lucky holder as rich as Ed Sheeran or Gareth Bale - but the #51.7 million jackpot remains unclaimed after a week.

The National Lottery has urged players to check their tickets from the draw on Friday July 28, when the entire jackpot went to one winner.

The lucky numbers on the night were 5, 9, 29, 31, 41 and Lucky Stars 2 and 4.

Should the golden ticket turn up the holder will be in line to win £51,702,049!

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Sunderland father scoops £1m lotto jackpot

A father from Sunderland is celebrating after winning a £1million top prize on a National Lottery scratchcard.

Kenny Ashton, 33, as his wife Gillian, 26, are expecting their first son, the couple said they cannot believe the timing.

Kenny puts the success down to a premonition.

Kenny Ashton scooped a top prize

"I had a dream that National Lottery luck was going to come my way, so the following day when I was on my lunch break, I popped into the local supermarket and bought the scratchcard - it was simply the card which really took my eye on the stand."

– Kenny Ashton

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£111,000 lottery win for Teesside hairdresser and builder

Cheers! The lottery winners celebrate Credit: ITV News

A couple from Teesside are celebrating after scooping more than £100,000 playing the National Lottery. Emma Coulson and her partner Robert Silcox bought the winning ticket during a holiday in Cumbria. They didn't realise they'd won until four days after the draw was made.

We both let out an enormous scream and burst into tears of joy... We just didn't know what to do with ourselves at first, apart from sit there in a state of shock.

– Emma Coulson

Emma, who's a hairdresser, and Robert, who's a self-employed builder, plan to spend some of the money improving their home.

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