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£56,000 Unclaimed Lottery Prize in York

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2:28pm 18th March 2013

An Lotto prize of £56,083 has yet to be claimed in the City of York. 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 City of York, who matched five numbers and the bonus ball in the Lotto draw on Saturday 2 March 2013. The winning Lotto numbers on that date were 6, 9, 23, 31, 35, 48 and the bonus ball was 11. The lucky ticket-holder has until Thursday 29 August 2013 to claim their prize1

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 National Lottery Good Causes – adding to the £29 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 huge difference to somebody’s life. We’re urging everyone who bought a ticket in this area 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, One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks) by One Direction topped the UK singles chart at the time, whilst Emeli Sande was at the top of the album chart with Our Version of Events.

Football fans may remember that local team, York City, were in action in npower League Two on the day of the Lotto draw. The Minstermen welcome League Cup finalists, Bradford City, to Bootham Crescent on Saturday 2 March but were unable to overcome the Bantams, going down to a disappointing 2-0 defeat. Away from sport, locals may have taken a trip to York’s Grand Opera House to see a production of Goodnight Mister Tom

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 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

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