WITH just two weeks left to find the winner of an unclaimed EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle ticket worth a cool £1million, The National Lottery has joined forces with three local bakeries in a last ditch attempt to unite the missing winner with their prize.
Amidst the freshly baked bread and cakes, each establishment will be offering special EuroMillionaire Shortbread with the winning Millionaire Raffle selection clearly displayed on the top of the tempting treat.
The EuroMillions ticket, which was bought for the draw on 25 November 2011 in the Wealden District Council area, has the winning EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle selection VVT537436.
If the owner comes forward before 11pm on May 23 2012, they stand to win an astonishing £1 million.
Albion House Bakery at Cross-in-Hand, The Homely Maid at Hailsham and Jarvis Brook Bakery at Crowborough were all happy to help The National Lottery in the search and hope that the unique EuroMillionaire shortbread will jog a memory or encourage customers to double-check their tickets.
The latest activity comes after a Lonely Heart advertisement for the ticket for Valentine’s Day failed to create a wining partnership.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “With just under two weeks left for the prize to be claimed we are doing all we can to try and jog people’s memories.
“We tried love during Valentine’s, and now with the help of these three brilliant bakeries and their very tasty shortbreads we are going to try to ‘tempt’ our winner into claiming their prize!”
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 £27 billion already raised through sales of lottery tickets since The National Lottery launched in November 1994.
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 or on their mobile phone through Play By Text.
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