WISBECH: Hunt starts for £100,000 winning lotto ticket from Wisbech, Spalding and South Lincs area

PUBLISHED: 10:49 02 March 2009 | UPDATED: 08:54 02 June 2010

A LOTTO prize of £101,823 has yet to be claimed in the Wisbech and South Lincs area. National Lottery players are being urged to check and double-check their tickets for the chance to claim this life-enhancing prize. The search is now on to find the owner

A LOTTO prize of £101,823 has yet to be claimed in the Wisbech and South Lincs area.

National Lottery players are being urged to check and double-check their tickets for the chance to claim this life-enhancing prize.

The search is now on to find the owner of the winning ticket, bought in the Boston, Spalding, Wisbech and surrounding areas, who matched five numbers and the bonus ball in the Lotto draw on Saturday February 14 2009, Valentine's Day.

The winning Lotto numbers on that date were 2, 4, 17, 19, 38, 45 and the bonus ball was 15. The lucky ticket-holder has until 5.30pm on Thursday 13 August 2009 to make their claim.

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 £22 billion already raised through sales of lottery tickets since The National Lottery launched in November 1994.

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 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."

To jog Lotto players' memories, on Saturday 14 February 2009, Bolt featuring the voices of John Travolta and Miley Cyrus was showing at cinemas across the country, while Bruce Springsteen topped the album chart with Working on a Dream and Lily Allen topped the singles chart with The Fear.

Closer to home, Wisbech Town FC, Spalding United FC and Boston United FC fans were all spared the cold weather as their games were postponed due to bad weather. Away from the football pitch, love was in the air in Boston as a Valentine Night Special Featuring Preston Reed in Concert was on at Blackfriars Arts Centre, while those in Spalding may have enjoyed an evening of dance and live music whilst watching Boulevard of Broken Dreams at the South Holland Centre. February half-term had just started and Welney Wetland Centre in Wisbech was kicking off the school holidays with its week-long Winter Wonderland Family Activities.

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.

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