The National Lottery has issued a four day warning to the lucky winners to claim £360,000 worth of winnings before its too late. 

As part of an ongoing appeal, The National Lottery has said that "time is running out" to claim three identical Set For Life prizes bought in the County Durham.

Despite The National Lottery’s best efforts, where the miners of Beamish, The Living Museum of the North were recently called upon to help ‘Dig Out’ the winner(s) of County Durham’s THREE identical Set For Life prizes, each worth £10,000 a month for one year, all three are still to be claimed.

Read more: Bid to find County Durham winner of unclaimed Set for Life

The draw for the three missing prizes was on January 9, 2023 and, with the deadline to claim all of these prizes being this Saturday, July 8, 2023, it’s time for all players to dig deeper to be in with a chance of mining their fortune.

Under its licence, Camelot has the discretion to pay prizes in respect of lost, destroyed or stolen National Lottery tickets only if the player has submitted a claim in writing within 30 days of the relevant draw.

If the player can provide sufficient evidence, Camelot will investigate and consider the validity of the claim.

Camelot will then determine at its discretion whether the claim is valid and is able to pay the prize 180 days after the draw.

Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said: “With these THREE identical prizes in County Durham time really is running out, the winner or winners have now got just a matter of days to come forward.

"Whether these prizes are one lucky ticket-holder who, for whatever reason, has played the same winning numbers three times, or two or three ticket-holders who happened to have played the same numbers in the same draw, it’s a total of three incredible prizes that are waiting to be claimed.

The information about the tickets are: £10,000 a Month for One Year, Match 5, County Durham, numbers: 7, 16, 24, 29, 31, Life Ball: 3, deadline: 8 July 2023