Mystery of unclaimed £53,000 lottery fortune

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LOTTERY bosses have launched a hunt for the holder of a winning ticket worth more than £50,000, which was sold in Doncaster.

A Lotto prize of £53,753 has yet to be claimed, National Lottery organisers have revealed.

The ticket matched five numbers and the bonus ball in the Lotto draw on Saturday, April 30, 2011.

The winning numbers on that date were 1, 6, 12, 29, 36, 44 and the bonus ball was 21.

The ticket-holder has until 5.30pm on Thursday 6 October 2011 to claim their prize.

If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the deadline, then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to good causes.

A National Lottery spokesman 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.”

To jog players’ memories, Party Rock Anthem by Jennifer Lmfao topped the UK singles chart at the time, while Adele was at the top of the album chart with 21.

And Doncaster Rovers drew 1-1 with Leicester City in a home game on the day of the draw.

Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket within the 180-day deadline should call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000.