A LOTTERY ticket worth £1m has finally been claimed in the North-East after remaining unclaimed for almost four weeks.

The EuroMillions ticket was drawn by The National Lottery on November 8, as part of a special EuroMillions Draw which saw 25 new millionaires made overnight.

The ticket, which had previously remained outstanding - a term used when no-one has come forward, was reportedly purchased on Teesside. 

On Thursday, December 5, Camelot UK Lotteries Limited confirmed their month-long hunt for the unsuspecting prize winner had been found in the Redcar and Cleveland area. 

Andy Carter, Senior Winners' Advisor at The National Lottery said they were "delighted" that the winner had come forward to collect their prize.

He said: "We’re delighted that the winner of this amazing prize has now come forward and we hope that they will enjoy their win.

"It would have been awful if the ticket-holder had missed out on this life-changing amount of money.

"We would like to remind all National Lottery players to check their tickets every time they play.”