A MILLIONAIRE who is unaware they’re rich is at risk of losing a fortune after failing to claim their Lotto win.
The mystery player has just days to ask for their £1million prize money, as punters are urged to check their tickets now.
Time is quickly running out for the unknown millionaire, reports Harrow Online.
It’s understood that the winning National Lottery ticket was bought in Harrow, London, on January 11, 2020.
“People in Harrow or were in Harrow on January 11 have been urged to check their tickets,” the website urges.
The winning numbers were 27, 28, 46, 51, 55, 57 and the bonus ball 14.
The jackpot for the January 11 draw was a huge £7.2million.
But the mystery punter has yet to come forward to claim the life-changing sum.
They have until July 9 to declare they hold the winning numbers.
After then, their winnings – including all the interest accumulated – will be spent on National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.
The unknown player won the prize by matching five numbers and the bonus ball, according to local media.
However those winnings pale by comparison to the mystery holder of an unclaimed £58million EuroMillions winning ticket.
That ticket was bought days before the coronavirus lockdown, on March 17.
The Daily Record reports that Lottery bosses have launched a desperate appeal for the winner – assumed to be a Scot – to come forward as time is running out.
The winner bought the ticket from Ayrshire, and is among six lottery ticket holders who have failed to collect £61.5million in winnings, the paper adds.
Time is ticking down on the 180-day deadline and “the biggest prize by far is the £58million winner who has yet to claim the prize in Ayrshire”, the Record warns.
The £58million EuroMillions winning ticket matched all five main numbers and the two Lucky Star numbers in the draw on March 17.
However, there are other winners yet to claim winnings across the UK, including in Leeds, Hull, Poole, Harrow and Brent.
They also risk losing out on an unknown fortune by the end of the summer, the Record adds.
One £1million prize has yet to be claimed in July, and another £1million winner has yet to claim for a March win this year.