A MASSIVE EuroMillions prize of £143,967.70 is lying unclaimed from a ticket bought in Fife.
The lucky, or perhaps unlucky ticket if the owner has lost it, was bought for the draw of Friday, August 17.
The winning EuroMillions numbers on the date were 19, 25, 28, 33, 44 and the Lucky Star numbers were 2 and 8. The unclaimed ticket matched the five main numbers and one Lucky Star number.
Unfortunately, due to licence requirements, operator Camelot cannot reveal exactly when and where in Fife the ticket was bought so, instead, it is urging all Fifers who play to raid the pockets of their clothing, delve down the back of the sofa and rummage through wallets, bags and drawers to double check their old tickets.
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 tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.
“We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”
To help jog your memory on the front page of the East Fife Mail that week was the story of Buckhaven youth organisation Kinetic being forced to close and East Fife drew 0-0 at Bayview with Queen of the South the following day. ‘Heatwave’ by Wiley ft. Ms D topped the UK singles chart at the time, while Conor Maynard was at the top of the album charts with ‘Contrast’.
The ticket-holder has until Wednesday, February 13, 2013, to claim but should they not come forward the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to the National Lottery Good Causes.
•Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket should call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000.