LOTTERY bosses have launched a "desperate" hunt for a winner from the UK who has yet to claim a £1million EuroMillions prize.
The lucky punter has just hours left to claim the top prize from the October Euromillions draw.
But National Lottery chiefs say no one has yet come forward to claim the life-changing amount.
The ticket was bought online with all players who use the web being urged to check their accounts.
The winning ticket, which was bought in Belfast, scooped a UK Millionaire Maker jackpot.
A six-month deadline to claim the win runs out tomorrow with the money going to a good-causes fund if it is not claimed.
'DESPERATE' HUNT FOR WINNER
The winning number for the mega payout was MZMF67754.
Camelot's Andy Carter, senior winners' advisor at 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 massive difference to somebody's life.
"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.
THE WORLD’S BIGGEST UNCLAIMED LOTTERY PRIZES
- £63.8 million in June 2012, with the ticket sold in the Stevenage or Hitchin area of Hertfordshire.
- $77.1 million from a ticket bought in Georgia, US, in June 2011.
- $68 million bought in New York, US, in 2002.
- $63 million in 2015, with the ticket bought in California, US.
- $51.7 million, bought in Indiana, US, in 2002.
- $46 million in 2003, with the ticket sold in Brooklyn, New York.
- $31 million bought in Queens, New York, in 2006
"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."
Lottery players were urged to check their tickets online at national-lottery.co.uk or by downloading the National Lottery app.
Playing online via the website or app means tickets are checked, and winners receive an email notification, Mr Carter added.
Retail tickets can also be scanned on the National Lottery app to check if you have won.
If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline the prize money and interest goes to National Lottery-funded projects.
There are currently 13 unclaimed prizes on the National Lottery website – eight of them million-pound wins.
In January, lottery players were asked to check their tickets as a £20million prize remained unclaimed.
The unwitting punter scooped the jackpot from the special Must Be Won draw on January 9.
Lotto bosses said no one had come forward to claim the life-changing amount.
The ticket was bought online with all players who use the web urged to check their accounts.
Players had 180 days from the date of the draw to claim their winnings otherwise they will lose it forever.
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