The National Lottery is hunting a secret millionaire winner whose ticket was bought in Powys.

One lucky winner from the draw on Friday July 13 has still to check their ticket and claim their prize.

Players in Powts are now being urged to check and double-check their unique EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker code for the chance to become an instant millionaire.

The winning code on 13 July 2018 for this prize was VLNJ 92060 and the lucky ticket-holder has until 9 January 2019 to claim their prize.

Anyone not in possession of their ticket, for whatever reason, but who believes they have a genuine claim can still make a claim in writing to Camelot, but it must be within 30 days of the draw.

If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said: "We’re desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings, this amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody’s life.

“We’re urging everyone who bought a ticket in this area for this special EuroMillions draw on Friday 13 July to check their old 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 number 13 has turned out to be not so unlucky for this ticket-holder, but they need to check their tickets.

“Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa. We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”