A LOTTERY prize of £1million that had been left unclaimed since mid February has been handed to a lucky Southampton resident.

The new millionaire, who has decided to remain anonymous, came forward to claim the prize more than a month after the draw took place.

National Lottery operator Camelot has been trying to track down winner of the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker prize since February 17.

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, 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 life-changing amount of money. We would like to remind all National Lottery players to check their tickets every time they play.”