A MYSTERY £1m lottery winner from West Lancashire has come forward to claim their jackpot weeks after the draw.
The winning Lotto ticket was bought somewhere in the borough.
Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, operator of The National Lottery, has confirmed that it has received a claim for the Lotto prize from the draw on August 1.
The lucky ticket-holder matched five main numbers and the bonus ball in the draw.
As with all major prizes, the claim will now go through the process of validation, which includes checks to ensure the Games Rules Terms and Conditions are adhered to and the integrity of The National Lottery is protected.
Subject to validation the prize will then be paid at an appointment with one of Camelot’s Winners’ advisers.
Once the ticket has been validated and paid, the ticket-holder will then decide whether or not to go public and share their news.
There will be no information on whether it is an individual or syndicate winner, or where the ticket was purchased, unless the ticket-holder decides to go public. Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said, “It’s fantastic news that the lucky ticket-holder has now claimed their prize.
“We will now focus on supporting the ticket-holder through the process.
“We’re encouraging all National Lottery players to check their tickets, either online via the National Lottery website or, as the current situation allows, in their local store.”
Thanks to National Lottery players, up to £600m is being used by charities and organisations affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak across the arts, community and charity, heritage, education, environment and sport sectors.
With all National Lottery draws, players have 180 days from the day of the draw to claim their prize if they have the winning ticket.
Anyone who has any queries or 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 0333 234 5050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org