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Rugby players to help search for Neath Port Talbot secret millionaire

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 22, 2013

By Gill Roberts

is this yours?  Aberavon RFC's Sam Williams and Neath RFC's Dean Cummins on neutral ground at Briton Ferry's historic Brunel Tower with Neath Port Talbot's £1 million EuroMillions cheque.

is this yours? Aberavon RFC's Sam Williams and Neath RFC's Dean Cummins on neutral ground at Briton Ferry's historic Brunel Tower with Neath Port Talbot's £1 million EuroMillions cheque.

RUGBY rivals have united in an attempt to help find a Neath Port Talbot secret millionaire.

One unknown winner who bought their ticket in the county is sitting on a fortune as their £1 million EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle prize from the bumper Christmas Day draw remains unclaimed.

Aberavon RFC and Neath RFC played on Boxing Day when lottery players across the UK were getting round to checking their Christmas Day EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw tickets.

Aberavon skipper and lock Sam Williams said they would love to see the winning ticket holder come forward.

"We're historic rivals and our grounds are only a few miles apart but both clubs want the best for our communities," he said.

"If we can help one person from our county become a millionaire then we'll be delighted.

"We urge EuroMillions players to look for this December 25 ticket by checking the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa."

Neath fly-half Dean Cummins said: "We're both eager to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings.

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"This amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody's life this year and far beyond.

"We ask everyone to check their old EuroMillions tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding so that this prize can turn someone into the newest member of the lottery millionaire club."

The winning selection on Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December 2012, was DXD401009 and the lucky ticket-holder has until Sunday, June 23, this year to make their claim.

The Christmas EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw was the first of two special festive season Millionaire Raffle draws which created 50 guaranteed millionaires in the space of a week — 25 on Christmas Day and a further 25 on New Year's Day.

To date, 22 of the 25 lucky ticket-holders from the Christmas Day draw have come forward to claim their prize.

If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, then the prize money, plus all the interest the prize has generated, will go to the National Lottery Good Causes.

A National Lottery spokesman said: "Being able to guarantee two UK millionaires every week with Millionaire Raffle, plus 25 each from the Christmas Day and New Year's Day draws is fantastic and we urge the owner of the winning Neath Port Talbot ticket to come forward and collect the £1 million prize.

"We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward."

Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws within the 180-day deadline should call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000.

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