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LOTTERY bosses say someone in this district could be sitting on an unclaimed prize of almost three quarters of a million pounds – and are urging South Holland residents to double check their tickets in case they’ve scooped the cash.

A winning ticket from the Lotto draw of Wednesday, September 28 that was bought in the South Holland or Boston districts of Lincolnshire has not yet been claimed.

The ticket matched five numbers and a bonus ball and will net the lucky winner £732,543.

A National Lottery spokesperson 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 to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.

“Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa – someone out there could literally be sitting on a fortune.

“We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”

The numbers on that date were 15, 19, 25, 36, 44, 45 and the bonus ball was 43.

The lucky ticket-holder has until 5.30pm on Monday, March 26 to claim 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 charity.

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 9100000.