Boston

Giant £76m lottery jackpot could be lost

Camelot will be back in Lincolnshire next week in a bid to find the winner of the unclaimed £76 million lottery ticket.

As previously reported, a person who bought a lottery ticket in the Boston and Skegness area, who won a total of £76,369,806.80, has yet to claim their EuroMillions winnings.

The winning numbers were 5,15,17,37,44. They also matched two lucky star numbers 7 and 11.

A spokesperson for Camelot told Lincolnshire Reporter that representatives went to Boston with a giant cheque on November 15 to try and find the winner, but they were unsuccessful.

Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery in situ in Boston. Photo: Camelot

Camelot will revisit the area of the unclaimed prize towards the end of next week to carry out awarenesses activity as it continues its search for the winner.

The winner has until May 2019 to claim the prize. If it is still unclaimed the money will go to National Lottery Good Causes.

Due to player protection rules and licensing laws, while organisers would be able to locate the exact location and time of the purchase (and even locate CCTV), they aren’t able to go any further in their search.

It’s the same area where Richard and Angela Maxwell won a life changing £53 million sum in 2015.