The National Lottery is hunting for a EuroMillions winner who has won a £1,000,000 – and seems completely oblivious.

The lucky (but undiscovered) winner also won an Ultimate Rio Experience prize in the special EuroMillions draw on Tuesday September, 13.

Every week, the EuroMillions Millionaire Maker guarantees to create two millionaires – one on Tuesday and one on Friday – but with the special EuroMillions draw on September 13, five players won a guaranteed £1m plus an Ultimate Rio Experience.

But one of the lucky winners from the draw, who bought their ticket in the Newry and Mourne District Council Area, has still to check their ticket and claim their prize.

The search is now on to find the owner of the winning ticket and players in the area are being urged to check and double-check their unique Millionaire Maker code for the chance to become an instant millionaire.

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Fortunately, the lucky ticket-holder has until March 12, 2017 to claim their prize!

But 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 help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK. The National Lottery changes the lives of individuals as well as communities – players raise, on average, over £36 million for National Lottery-funded projects every week.

Patrick Lisoire from The National Lottery said: “We’re desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings, this amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody’s life.

“We’re urging everyone who bought a ticket in this area to check their old EuroMillions tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding, so that this prize can turn someone into the newest member of the lottery millionaire club.

“Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa. We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”

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 0844 338 7551 or email help@national-lottery.co.uk.

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