SOMEONE in Hounslow is more than £300,000 richer than they think there are.
An appeal is being made by the National Lottery for the owner of a winning ticket bought somewhere in the borough on Saturday December 3 worth £306,327.
The winning numbers from the draw were 1, 30, 35, 47, 48, 49 and the bonus ball was 8; the winner got five numbers and the bonus.
The search is now on to find the owner and if no-one comes forward before the deadline, May 31 2012, the prize money and its interest will go to a National Lottery charity.
A spokesperson 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, especially in the lead up to Christmas.
"We’re urging everyone to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.
“Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa, someone out there could literally be sitting on a fortune. We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”
Anyone 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 0845 910 0000.