Someone in Worcester has the winning lottery ticket that would turn them into a multi-millionaire overnight and they still haven't claimed their £33m prize. Organisers of the national lottery Camelot have revealed that the winning ticket was bought in Worcester.
A company spokeswoman has confirmed that no one has come forward to claim the money which is half of the UK's biggest-ever Lotto jackpot. Camelot will be holding a press conference tomorrow (22 January) in an effort to jog the memory of the ticket holder who is sitting on a life-changing fortune.
Camelot has previously said it is 'highly unusual' that no one has come forward following the level of hype and excitement around this particular draw.
A Camelot spokesman said a 'very small' number of people within the company know where the ticket was bought. They have only announced the broader area of Worcester, identified to include at least 100,000 people, to ensure the ticket-holder can maintain anonymity if they choose to do so.
Camelot has urged players to "check, double-check and triple-check their tickets". A National Lottery spokeswoman said: "Our player services team are on standby waiting for the ticket-holder to come forward and claim their prize. We're desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings. We're urging everyone to try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags, down the back of the sofa and anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding. Someone out there could literally be sitting on a fortune."
Nothing more about the lucky ticket, including whether it was bought by an individual or a syndicate, is known, the spokesman added. She said the purpose of the Worcester announcement is to 'raise awareness in that area' that will hopefully lead to the ticket-holder realising they have won and coming forward to make a claim.
Scottish couple David and Carol Martin, were named as the lucky winners of the other half of the of the historic £66m prize money. They said it felt "surreal" and "great" to win.
The Martins revealed their plans to quit their jobs, as they look forward to an early retirement and said their first purchases would be first-class flight for their daughter who lives in Australia, and David said he might buy a nice pair of brogues. They added they were planning on spending some of the money on helping flood victims around the UK.
The other winner has 180 days from the date of the draw to claim the prize. If it remains unclaimed, the £33m will go towards National Lottery projects. The total jackpot of just over £66 million was the result of 14 rollovers. The winning numbers were 26, 27, 46, 47, 52 and 58.