An unsuspecting Queenslander is $2.32 million richer but doesn’t know it yet because they won’t answer their phone.
The winning ticket to the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot was bought in Toowoomba last Tuesday.
The lucky ticket was purchased with a registered Winners Circle card from Wilsonton Newsagency, which should make notifying the person straight forward.
But the winner is yet to come forward and officials have struggled to track them down because they are not answering their phone.
‘We have tried calling our winner multiple times to deliver the exciting news they are now more than $2.3 million richer,’ Golden Casket spokeswoman Ally Ramsamy told The Courier Mail.
‘Unfortunately the winner isn’t answering their phone, so if you have noticed you have a few missed calls, make sure you answer on the next ring because it could be us’.
Ms Ramsamy also reminded lottery participants to register their tickets and to ensure their contact details are updated in order to make it easier for lottery officials to reach them.
This is not the first time Australian lottery company Golden Casket has been on the hunt for winners.
In the Sunshine Coast alone, the unclaimed prizes included a $1 million ticket in Maroochydore in 2016, a $1 million ticket in Morayfield in 2015, and a $2 million ticket sold in Cairns in 2014.
Lutwyche News and gifts, a Nextra Newsagency in Queensland, is also waiting for the lottery winner to claim their $1.3 million ticket after its purchase in December 2016.
Eventually, winners do turn up months or even years later after finding their long-forgotten tickets in unexpected places.
Queensland lottery winners have up to seven years to collect their prizes.