National Lottery: Meet Birmingham’s biggest winners as search for £5m ticket continues

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With a £5m lottery ticket going unclaimed in Birmigham - here’s a look at some of the city’s other big winners

More than 6,300 people have experienced what it feels like to become a millionaire by winning on the National Lottery.

Last May saw one of the biggest the UK’s biggest ever National Lottery win with a single ticket with the lucky player scooping £184,262,899.10.

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Now there’s a £5m winning ticket that has gone unclaimed in Birmingham and Camelot are urging people in the city to check their numbers in case they could be our latest multi-millionaire.

The missing Birmingham Lotto jackpot winner matched all six main numbers in the Lotto draw on Wednesday 28 September, 2022. The winning Lotto numbers on that date were 3, 15, 20, 48, 57, 58 and the Bonus Ball was 9. The ticket-holder has until 27 March 2023 to make their claim.

Camelot’s Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery said, “We’re desperate to find Birmingham’s mystery Lotto jackpot ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings and we’re urging everyone to try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags, down the back of the sofa and anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.

“What with the £7.4M Lotto jackpot prize that is still unclaimed from a ticket bought in Wolverhampton for the Lotto draw on 18 June, Lotto players in the West Midlands are sitting on two massive National Lottery prizes worth a total of nearly £12.5M. It’s time to get these life-changing prizes claimed!

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“We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed for both the West Midland’s missing multi-millionaires.”

The National Lottery has also told how the luckiest postcode is in Birmingham with 168 Brummies becoming millionaires - and it could soon be 169.

The biggest win in Birmingham was an impressive £15.5 million that was won back in 2001, but many Brummies have successfully won since.

These are just some of the winners from Liverpool over the years.These are just some of the winners from Liverpool over the years.
These are just some of the winners from Liverpool over the years. | Getty Images

Birmingham’s biggest lottery winners:

Tom and Rita

Tom Naylor, 65 and his wife Rita, 63 were made multi-millionaires after winning £15.5 million 21 years ago.

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Tom used his winnings to purchase six supercars, as well as building them their own garages and hiring a cleaner for them.

The retired lorry driver achieved his lifelong dream and now owns his set of supercars that are valued at over £1 million.

Tom’s collection includes a Mustang V8, Jaguar XJR and the Aston Martin DB9 - Bond Edition.

The couple also used their money to move out to a luxury home in south Staffordshire.

Jodie Scullion

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22-year-old Jodie Scullion won £1 million in 2019 on a National Lottery game after playing out of boredom.

Scullion was on holiday when boredom struck and she decided to spend £5 playing the £1 million Run For Your Money game on her phone.

The 22-year-old from Northfield was with her dad who checked the results three times before confirming the win.

Scullion was looking to use her money to move out of her parents house, as well as planning her next holiday.

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Marie and Paul Kibler

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Marie and her husband Paul won themselves £2.1 million on the National Lottery back in 2012.

They used the money to pay off their £50,000 mortgage, as well as buying a Mercedes each.

Despite their winnings Marie, 75,  has admitted to still shopping in her much loved Poundland, and continues to visit to buy toiletries and cleaning products.

Her husband Paul, 62, continued to work on his gardening business for four years after the win but eventually decided to retire.

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The couple spend their time volunteering and used some of their winnings to purchase a defibrillator for their grandson’s school.

Paul Cole

Cadbury worker Paul Cole, 59, had no plans to leave his job when he won £1 million on the Euromillions in 2014.

Paul was at work when he received the news but first thought it was a practical joke and decided to continue on with his shift.

Paul, who still lived with his parents at the time decided to take his dad out on a little spending spree and purchase him a new car.

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At the time he had no immediate plans to retire but hoped that he could retire early at 55.

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Lottery winners in the UK gather for a new world record for the largest gathering of lottery millionaires in 2015 | AFP via Getty Images

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