Members of the CairnGorm Mountain Ski Patrol have been scanning the slopes in the search for a "missing" £1 million European Millionaire Maker winning ticket.
As previously reported a ticket bought in the Highland Council area for the draw on February 23 scooped one of the top raffle prizes, but the winner is yet to come forward.
The winning Millionaire Maker code is JLVR 34110, and anyone not in possession of their ticket but who still believes they may have won must make a claim in writing to Camelot by March 25.
To help jog the missing ticket-holder’s memory, members of the CairnGorm Mountain Ski Patrol put on their fastest skies as they tackled the snowy Scottish terrain in a ‘search and rescue’ mission to unite the missing millionaire with their winnings.
Giant slalom gates displayed the winning Millionaire Maker code.
Nancy Mathews a member of the CairnGorm Mountain Ski Patrol said: “We were thrilled to support the hunt and help in the search for the mystery ticket-holder so they can be united with their winnings – it’s a life changing prize!
“If you haven’t got your ticket for whatever reason – maybe you’ve misplaced it for the time being or can’t remember where you last saw it – don’t worry, you have until Sunday to register a claim in writing with Camelot.
“Of course, it may be that the ticket-holder just hasn’t got round to checking their ticket yet so my advice to all EuroMillions players in the Highland Council Area – from John o’Groats to Glencoe – would be to search anywhere a missing EuroMillions ticket could be hiding and, once they have it safely in their hands, check it.
"Hopefully the winner loves the mountains and pays us a visit as a newly found National Lottery millionaire!”
If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.
Anyone who has any queries or who believes they have the winning ticket can call the National Lottery Line on 0333 234 5050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org