'Check your pockets' - multi-million pound winning Bolton lottery ticket still unclaimed

This Is Lancashire: Multi-millionaire Brian Caswell gets the message across Multi-millionaire Brian Caswell gets the message across

BOLTON’S multi-millionaire lottery winner, Brian Caswell has urged everyone in the borough to check their pockets to see if they have a missing million pound raffle ticket.

The elusive EuroMillions ticket was bought in Bolton on July 26 and the mystery winner has until January 22 next year to claim their prize.

Mr Caswell, who still lives in Bolton after scooping a £25 million jackpot on the EuroMillions in 2009, believes the winner may not have checked the clothes they were wearing in summer, when the ticket was bought.

The 78-year-old said: “The clothes someone was wearing when the weather was nice might be put away at the back of the wardrobe.

“I would urge everyone to check those pockets, £1 million is a life-changing amount of money.”

The pensioner admitted he still buys a lottery ticket every week, adding: “It is a habit and one that I’m very glad I got into.

“We have been able to do all the things we wanted to do. My two daughters have the houses of their dreams and the whole family is within five minutes of each other.”

But he admits his huge win has not changed his spending habits as he and his friends still like to drink at a pub that sells cheap beer and when playing dominoes they never put fees up beyond 20p.

The winning ticket is from the millionaire raffle section of the EuroMillions lottery. For every line played on the EuroMillions, players receive a unique raffle number and in the case of the Bolton winner the raffle code is CBS004223.

Millionaire Mr Caswell had some words of advice for anyone who might find that winning ticket.

He said: “You have to sit down and think is this true because until you get it verified you haven’t won anything.

“Then once it is verified you need to take some time and ask yourself what you want to do.

“For me the most important thing was to make sure my family were secure.

“At my age I wanted to think about what could be passed down to them.”

Anyone wanting to claim their prize should call the National Lottery on 0845 9125000.

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1:28pm Sat 16 Nov 13

lotto_hopeful says...

The only way to guarantee winning the lottery is to get the numbers on your ticket to match the actual drawn numbers. Pity it's so hard to know in advance! Many people do a lucky dip to avoid having to make on your own choices. Instead of allowing the machine in the shop to decide on your behalf, there's an online lucky dip generator that might be worth a go. Do a Google search for villalibra.com to see if you can locate it.
The only way to guarantee winning the lottery is to get the numbers on your ticket to match the actual drawn numbers. Pity it's so hard to know in advance! Many people do a lucky dip to avoid having to make on your own choices. Instead of allowing the machine in the shop to decide on your behalf, there's an online lucky dip generator that might be worth a go. Do a Google search for villalibra.com to see if you can locate it. lotto_hopeful

10:37pm Sun 17 Nov 13

Comment777 says...

The man shown in the picture here did not even bother to contact Frank Armstrong, his best man at his wedding, even though h was gravely ill in hospital...
The man shown in the picture here did not even bother to contact Frank Armstrong, his best man at his wedding, even though h was gravely ill in hospital... Comment777

5:34pm Mon 18 Nov 13

djdido1 says...

Is there any way if establishing where the winning ticket was purchased? Might narrow the search down somewhat?!
Is there any way if establishing where the winning ticket was purchased? Might narrow the search down somewhat?! djdido1

3:23am Tue 19 Nov 13

VIGILANTE VIC says...

O'H MY GIDDY AUNTY I CANNOT BELIEVE IT, I JUST FOUND THE WINNING TICKET... SO IT'S BYE BYE DREARY OLD BOLTON AND ENGLAND AND HELLO TO A BETTER, WARMER COUNTRY.
OUR CULTURE HAS VANISHED OVER THE LAST 35 YEARS AS ALL AND SUNDRY MAKE THEIR WAY OVER HERE ESPECIALLY TO BOLTON, GLAD TO SEE THE BACK OF THIS HOLE, THE TOWN CENTRE IS FULL OF PICKPOCKETS FROM ALL OVER THE PLANET ..LOL , BYE BYE :-)
O'H MY GIDDY AUNTY I CANNOT BELIEVE IT, I JUST FOUND THE WINNING TICKET... SO IT'S BYE BYE DREARY OLD BOLTON AND ENGLAND AND HELLO TO A BETTER, WARMER COUNTRY. OUR CULTURE HAS VANISHED OVER THE LAST 35 YEARS AS ALL AND SUNDRY MAKE THEIR WAY OVER HERE ESPECIALLY TO BOLTON, GLAD TO SEE THE BACK OF THIS HOLE, THE TOWN CENTRE IS FULL OF PICKPOCKETS FROM ALL OVER THE PLANET ..LOL , BYE BYE :-) VIGILANTE VIC

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