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Mystery National Lottery player claims £1.5m prize after buying winning Lotto ticket in Thanet

By KentOnline reporter

A lucky Lotto player who bought a winning ticket in Kent has finally claimed almost £1.5million.

The ticket was sold in Thanet and scooped the jackpot on August 2.

An appeal was issued last month amid fears the prize would go unclaimed.

A Lotto ticket bought in Thanet has won £1.4million

The National Lottery said the winner's identity is being kept a secret for now while news of the £1.471m win sinks in.

A National Lottery spokesman 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-changing amount of money.

"We would like to remind all National Lottery players to check their tickets every time they play."

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