22/01/2016 13:17 GMT | Updated 22/01/2016 17:59 GMT

National Lottery: 5 Reasons Worcester Should Step Up Its £33 Million Jackpot Search

National Lottery players in Worcester are turning homes and offices upside down in search of the elusive £33 million jackpot.

Camelot, the firm behind Lotto, says players must leave no stone unturned in their quest for the multi-million pound hoard.

Senior winners' advisor Andy Carter told the Press Association: "We have got to the 14-day stage after the draw now, when we release the area."

The search for the allusive winner is focused on Worcester

He continued: "We want people in Worcester to check down the side of sofas, in pockets, in gloves compartments, on shelves - just anything that can help them find the winning ticket."

While the winner has 180 days to send details of their ticket to Camelot, remarkable last-minute claims do happen.

It's been revealed that one player in the Worcester area waited until just days before the 6-month deadline to declare their stake of £2,525,485 in 2009.

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