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£69k Lottery mystery ticket still to be collected

AN AMAZING Lotto prize of £69,191 has yet to be claimed in the Dumfries and Galloway Area, so National Lottery players are being urged to check and double-check their tickets for the chance to claim this life-enhancing prize.

The search is now on to find the owner of the winning ticket, bought in the Dumfries and Galloway Area, who matched five numbers and the bonus ball in the Lotto draw on Wednesday 15 July. The winning Lotto numbers on that date were 5, 8, 10, 29, 39, 41 and the bonus ball was 15. The lucky ticket-holder has until 5.30pm on Monday 11 January 2010 to make their claim.

If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to the Good Causes - adding to the £23 billion already raised through sales of lottery tickets since The National Lottery launched in November 1994.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: "We are desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings - this amazing prize could really make a difference to somebody's life. We are urging everyone to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.

"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! We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win."

To remind Lotto players of what happened during that week, Cascada was at number one in the UK singles chart with Evacuate The Dancefloor, while Michael Jackson's The Essential topped the album chart.

In the Dumfries and Galloway area itself, Stranraer Museum was staging the Butchers, Bakers and Candlestick-makers, Wigtownshire Trades exhibition, looking at the lost world of local shops and trades.

Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws within the 180-day deadline should call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000.

Anyone concerned about lost or unchecked tickets may like to consider either setting up a National Lottery Subscription, playing online at www.national-lottery.co.uk, on their mobile phone, or by using the Sky Active service on digital TV. Numbers can be entered in advance and lucky winners are notified online if their numbers come up. For further information call 0845 912 5000 or visit:
www.national-lottery.co.uk.

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