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Lucky person wins £ 1million after buying County Durham lottery ticket UK News

One lucky person claimed a huge £ 1million prize after winning the lottery with a ticket bought in the North East.

Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, the operator of the national lottery, has confirmed that the money was won on a ticket purchased in County Durham for the lottery draw on February 27, 2021.

However, the holder of the ticket for this award has chosen to remain anonymous and therefore no further details have been disclosed.

Andy Carter of Camelot, Senior Advisor to National Lottery Winners, said: “We are delighted to have been able to pay this fantastic Lotto prize and we hope the lucky ticket holder enjoys their victory.

“By purchasing a ticket for the lotto or any other national lottery game, each player is helping to raise money for good causes.

“On average around £ 30million is raised each week for projects across the UK large and small including funding everything from local charities that make a difference where you live to support of the country’s elite athletes. “

More than £ 1 billion is being used by charities and organizations affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak thanks to players in the National Lottery.

This includes over £ 600million in financial support from the National Lottery Community Fund, which is used to help groups best positioned to support people and communities during the crisis.

The National Lottery encourages everyone to buy or verify their tickets online at or by downloading the National Lottery app, and to purchase or verify their tickets at retail in accordance with government guidelines.

Playing online through the website or app means your ticket is verified and you receive an email notification if you win a prize. You can also scan your retail tickets on the National Lottery app to check if you are a winner.

Anyone who has questions or thinks they have the winning ticket for one of the National Lottery draws within the 180 day period should call the National Lottery Line on 0333 234 5050 or email help @ national-lottery