IF YOU bought a EuroMillions ticket earlier this month, make sure you check it – one mystery Dorset resident is set to claim a whopping £1.8m.

National Lottery officials have urged those living in the county to 'check and double-check' tickets to claim the life-changing amount of money.

The search is now on to find the owner of the winning ticket. The owner of the ticket matched the five main numbers and one Lucky Star number in the EuroMillions draw on October 4.

The winning EuroMillions numbers on that date were 6, 9, 35, 41, 44 and the Lucky Star numbers were 6 and 9. The ticket-holder has until April 1 2020 to claim their prize.

The prize is a result of the recent EuroMillions roll series, which culminated in one lucky UK ticket-holder winning the £170m jackpot in the draw on October 8.

Once the EuroMillions jackpot reached its cap of 190 Million Euros, players matching the five main numbers and one Lucky Star won bigger prizes.

This is because any money that would have gone into boosting the jackpot was shared among players in the next winning prize tier.

Anyone not in possession of their ticket, for whatever reason, but who believes they have a genuine claim can still make a claim in writing to Camelot, but it must be within 30 days of the draw.

If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at the National Lottery said: “We’re eager to find the mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings – this amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody’s life.

"We’re urging everyone who bought a EuroMillions ticket in this area 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.”

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 help@national-lottery.co.uk