Hunt to find Tesco shopper who left winning lottery ticket worth 'significant amount' in trolley
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The shopper, who has been named, left his ticket alongside a winning cheque and has scooped a significant amount of money, according to the Good Samaritan who found the ticket.
In a Facebook post shared on Boxing Day, Richard Haslop started his campaign to find the missing lottery winner.
The post reads: “Cambridge folk - Anyone know a Barry Levett? - reason I ask is that my wife found a number of lottery tickets (which also included a winning cheque made out to Barry hence why we know a name) in a Tesco’s trolley and we wish to return to him.
“A description of what the tickets are kept in would be required before anyone tries to claim on his behalf. Thank you.”
Haslop and his wife are starting 2023 by trying to pull of an incredible good deed to make sure Barry gets his money.
Haslop spoke with ITV News Anglia about his wife’s incredible discovery and how they tried to notify customer services before coming forward on social media.
“There are six lottery tickets including Euro Lotto and National lottery all with a number of lines on them,” he explained. “We found them in a trolley outside the store.”
The couple couldn’t notify customer services about the lottery ticket and winning cheque because of the queue.
The appeal for Barry has now ignited interest on social media.
If you're Barry (don't tell any porkies) or you know who Barry is, you can respond to Haslop’s Facebook call out here.
If Barry is found, he may go public and reveal his identity and winnings. In May 2022, Britain's biggest-ever lottery winners came out and revealed their identity after they successfully scooped up the £184 million EuroMillions prize.
Joe, 49 and Jess Thwaite's, 46, historic win was confirmed by lottery operator Camelot on 10 May, when the winning numbers were announced as 3, 25, 27, 28 and 29, plus the Lucky Star numbers 4 and 9.
The couple, from Gloucestershire, officially gained the title of the UK's largest-ever National Lottery winners as they correctly guessed all seven numbers through the The National Lottery App after the prize pot had been rolled over since March 2022.