The winner of three lotto tickets bought in County Durham and worth £360,000 has just a week left to claim their prize.

The tickets worth £120,000 each have gone unclaimed since they won the second top prize in the Set For Life draw on January 8.

The winning numbers in the draw were 7, 16, 24, 29, 31 and the life ball was 3.

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Under National Lottery rules winners have 180 days to claim their winnings. If no one comes forward to claim their prize within the 180 days then it, along with any interest it has generated, goes to Lotto-funded projects across the UK.

All three tickets matched five numbers, winning them £10,000 a month for a year, and were bought in County Durham. Lotto operator Camelot has not confirmed whether the three lines are from the same ticket or not.

The lucky winner, or winners, have until next Saturday (July 8) to claim their prize.

Set for Life gives players the opportunity to win a top prize of £10,000 a month for thirty years, worth a total of £3.6m, for matching all five numbers and the life ball.

The second prize is £10,000 a month for a year, for matching the five main numbers.

If no valid claim has been made on the prize by around two weeks after the draw, Camelot will reveal the general area in which the ticket was bought to encourage tickets to be checked but to allow the winner to remain anonymous if they wish.

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They do not publish details of which store the ticket was bought at in order to keep the winner anonymous.

Once a ticket-holder has called Camelot and a claim has been validated and paid, the ticket-holder will then decide whether or not to go public.

There will be no information on whether the winner is an individual or a syndicate unless the ticket-holder decides to go public.

Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket should call the National Lottery Line on 0333 234 5050 or email