TIME is almost over to lay claim to a National Lottery jackpot of £1million.

A last-ditch search is on to find the owner of the winning ticket, which was bought in Poole for the Lotto draw on January 29 this year.

The winning numbers on that day were 7, 23, 40, 42, 47 and 59. And the bonus ball was 58.

Whoever holds the winning ticket matched five number and the bonus ball.

However, if the prize is not claimed before the deadline on Monday, July 27, the money and all the interest it has generated will instead go to lottery-funded projects across the UK.

National Lottery senior winners' advisor Andy Carter said: "Time really is running out for the winner of this prize, but we are still hopeful that someone will come forward at the very last minute to claim the money.

"We’re urging everyone to check their old tickets one final time or look anywhere a missing Lotto ticket could be hiding.

"This life-changing prize could really help to make dreams become a reality for someone out there.

"In the current situation we’re encouraging everyone to check their tickets online via he National Lottery website or via the National Lottery app. "You can scan your retail draw-based game tickets on the National Lottery app to see if you’ve won a prize.

"While we are all trying to do the right thing by staying indoors as much as possible at the moment, it is a good opportunity to dig out and check those old lottery tickets."

Thanks to National Lottery players, up to £600m will be used by charities and organisations affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak across the arts, community and charity, heritage, education, environment and sport sectors.

This includes up to £300m in funding support from the National Lottery Community Fund.

This fund will be used over the next six months to help communities through the crisis – from supporting food banks to causes that combat loneliness and isolation, support for the elderly and projects that aid health in the community.