A Huntingdonshire lottery winner may have unwittingly ripped up their million pound ticket after a blunder by operator Camelot.
The company put the wrong Millionaire Raffle numbers on its website for almost 40 minutes until someone noticed the error and corrected it.
The winner could have torn up their tickets believing they had not won. The numbers were posted on Saturday October 10 when 25 people should have become millionaires in the draw.
However, four, who bought their tickets in Leeds, Worcester, Tameside and Huntingdonshire have still not come forward.
Players who think they may have won but who have lost their tickets normally have 30 days to claim.
So the unknown winners now have a week left. A Camelot spokesman said: “It was a simple human error. We are making every effort to find these people.
“We have a process for lost, stolen or destroyed tickets. If someone thinks they have lost their ticket they can make a claim within 30 days.
“They need to state details of where they purchased the ticket and the numbers they think they used and the name of the shop where they bought it.
“We will have a record of where they purchased the ticket on our central gaming system.
“Anyone who thinks they may have a winning ticket for needs to contact us as soon as possible.”
Lottery bosses said they had the “champagne on ice” and urged players to “check the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the backs of the sofas – someone out there could literally be sitting on a fortune”.
If you have a Lotto Millionaire Raffle ticket with one of these winning codes you could be rich:
BLUE 2873 7030
GREY 1239 0029
LIME 4363 5202
RUBY 4778 2862