Camelot, operator of The National Lottery, has urged its retail partners in Dorset to help them find the latest EuroMillions jackpot winner.
The £40 million has gone to a ticket bought in Dorset, but the prize is yet to be claimed.
“Simply discussing the huge unclaimed prize with customers could prompt a player to remember that they have a ticket in a coat pocket or at the back of some drawers, for example, and this could end up being the winning ticket,” said Jenny Blogg, retail director at Camelot.
Camelot is undertaking a county-wide search for the winner and has set out a number of ways retailer can help. These include:
- Reminding players to check their tickets.
- If the terminal makes a ‘win’ sound, be sure to read the terminal message and give the player their copy of the ‘Win Receipt’. This will provide guidance on how the player can claim a prize. If there are any problems with checking a ticket, the player can contact Camelot
- Advising any players who are concerned that they may have lost their ticket to write to Camelot. Details are available in the Game Rules and on the National Lottery website. Players can also contact the National Lottery Line on 0333 234 5050.
- Remember that protecting player anonymity is part of their role as a National Lottery retailer.
“Camelot retail partners play a huge role in every aspect of The National Lottery – and our search for the £40m ticket-holder is another example of precisely why. They can speak directly to players coming into their shop, and possibly play a key role in helping a lucky player claim their massive prize,” Blogg added.
The £40,957,696.60 prize is the seventh EuroMillions jackpot to be won in the UK this year.