A LUCKY lottery winner has not come forward to claim their prize.

The Martlets is calling on people to check their numbers as its top prize of £1,500 drawn on August 28 has gone unclaimed.

The hospice in Wayfield Avenue, Hove, has tried to contact the winner but they are no longer at their registered address and there is no telephone number.

The charity currently has more than £20,000 in unclaimed or uncashed prizes and is reminding people to keep their details up to date so they can be contacted in the event of a jackpot.

Sheila Green, Martlets lottery manager, said: “Our Martlets lottery is an essential part of our fundraising and our regular players provide vital support helping us to care for local patients with terminal illness and their loved ones.

“This is particularly important during the current pandemic which meant that our charity shops had to close and our fundraising events were cancelled, so our lottery provided us with much-needed income.

“Not only are our players helping us, the odds on our lottery are pretty good and we’re happy to be able to call our winners every week with good news.

“Our prizes are paid out every week as we have no ‘rollovers’ which means a lot of people have won during the 20 years we have been going.”

Each week some 6,800 players take part in the Martlets lottery which pays 44 cash prizes and a top prize of £1,500 every Friday. It has raised millions for hospice care since 2000.