£118,000 Lotto ticket bought in Hartlepool is claimed

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A WINNING lottery ticket worth more than £118,000 that was bought in Hartlepool has been claimed.

National Lottery operators issued an appeal for the mystery winner to come forward and claim their prize in July after they matched five numbers in the draw on Wednesday, July 10.

But the lucky winner, who scooped £118,609, will remain anonymous after choosing not to go public.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “We’re delighted that the winner of this amazing prize has now come forward and we hope that they will enjoy their win.

“It would have been awful if the ticket-holder had missed out on this substantial and life-enhancing amount of money.”