Hunt to find mystery millionaire who bought lottery ticket in Coventry


Someone in Coventry is sitting on a ticket that’s worth a life-changing amount of money – but time is running out to claim it.

A willing Euromillions UK Millionaire Maker prize ticket was purchased in Coventry for the draw on November 6 last year, and it’s worth £1m.

But the winner hasn’t yet come forward, and the prize needs to be claimed before May 5.

The National Lottery has teamed up with Russells Garden Centre in Baginton, who will be giving away free Forget-Me-Not seeds to help raise awareness of the missing millionaire.

People are being urged to check and double check their tickets. The winning code from the draw is XNRJ 58133.

With all National Lottery draws, players have 180 days from the day of the draw to claim their prize if they have the winning ticket.

Anyone who has any queries or who believes they have the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws within the 180-day deadline should call the National Lottery Line on 0333 234 5050 or email

“We want to spread a bit of cheer”

Camelot’s Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery said: “With the deadline for the prize fast approaching, it really is a case of urging Coventry’s EuroMillions players to ‘Forget Me Not’ when it comes to checking their tickets.

“This initiative is just a fun and safe way of getting that message out there whilst helping in some small way to support a local independent business during these difficult times.”

Kate Pearson, Director of Russells Garden Centre said: “Wow, it would be amazing if we helped find the owner of such an amazing National Lottery prize in Coventry. These free packets of Forget Me Not seeds may just help get the message out there that the prize is still to be claimed, get people talking and jog a few memories, whilst also spreading a bit of cheer in the form of some beautiful free flowers.

“Whoever purchases from us over the weekend of February 27 and 28 will get a free special pack of Forget Me Not seeds. Who knows, one of our lucky customers might pick up free seeds and help reunite someone with £1,000,000.”