Search on for mystery winner of $7m lottery

A NORTHERN Rivers $7 million lottery winner has yet to come forward to claim their prize two days after the jackpot was drawn.

Twin Towns Services Club was still abuzz yesterday with news that Tuesday's $2 Jackpot Lottery winner had bought their ticket at the club.

The winner will pocket $7,025,000 when he or she comes forward with their ticket.

Twin Towns Services Club lotteries worker Elsa Leadbeatter said she had fielded plenty of questions about the identity of the winner since the prize was drawn on Tuesday morning.

“There were nearly a hundred people coming in here through the day asking who had won it,” Mrs Leadbeatter said.

“Everyone was hoping it was a local.”

NSW Lotteries confirmed late yesterday no one had yet come forward with the successful ticket, numbered 22402 for $2 Jackpot Lottery draw 9202.

Mrs Leadbeatter only learnt of the big win when she went to work on Tuesday morning and received a faxed docket announcing the Tweed win.

“I was so excited. I couldn't believe it,” she said.

“I quickly ran the ticket over to our supervisor.”

NSW Lotteries communications manager John Vineburg said because the ticket was unregistered the organisation had no record of the winner's name or contact details.

He said the winner would have to provide the original ticket to make the claim on the huge sum of money.

“The winner can claim the prize up until 2014. The issue is the little piece of paper,” Mr Vineburg said.

“If they lose that piece of paper it's going to be very hard for them to make a claim on the prize.”

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