Window to claim $1 million lottery prize set to EXPIRE in a week

Imagine scooping a life-changing $1 million and being none the wiser about the windfall.

Well that's the reality for one lucky (or unlucky, whichever way you want to look at it) winner of the Division One prize in Saturday X Lotto draw 4069.

Unfortunately for them, they've been sat on the winning ticket for nearly 12 whole months and if they don't act fast their chances of claiming the prize directly from lottery officials.

After scooping the prize on July 18 last year, they have just over a week before the 12-month claiming period expires.

On Friday the Lott put out a renewed call for the mystery winner to come forward.

The winning ticket was purchased from newsXpress in the regional South Australian town of Maracoorte near the Victorian border.

The winner has yet to come forward despite winning the jackpot nearly one year ago. Source: The Lott
The winner has yet to come forward despite winning the jackpot nearly one year ago. Source: The Lott

“We’re so curious to know who our mystery $1 million winner is and why it has taken them so long to come forward to claim their prize,” The Lott spokesperson Ally Ramsamy said.

“They could be walking around with the $1 million winning ticket in their wallet, their car glovebox or it could be buried at the bottom of a draw.

“We desperately want to bring this mystery to an end, so we are asking everyone to check their tickets, to encourage their friends and family to check theirs too and to share the news of the unclaimed prize on social media."

Coming forward after claiming period could cost you

If the winner comes forward beyond the claiming period, an application would have to go through the Lotteries Commission of South Australia in an attempt to claim the prize, which would incur a cost, The Lott says.

If in possession of the winning ticket, you should call 131 868 immediately.

The winning numbers for the draw were 35, 21, 2, 43, 18 and 22, while the supplementary numbers were 10 and 37.

Two people excitedly hold up X Lotto ticket.
The Lott is searching for the winner of the Saturday X Lotto draw. Source: The Lott

Ms Ramsamy said this situation should be a reminder to all players purchasing tickets to register their entry to a player card or online account.

This week a man in the US discovered he had won $1.3 million after finding his winning ticket while cleaning his home.

Last month, the Sydney winner of a mammoth $107 million revealed she decided to keep her job despite the win, but admitted giving up one tedious house chore.

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