NEW figures show that 125 Lottery millionaires were created in 2005
But one mystery winner is still yet to claim their £9m fortune after they bought their ticket in Doncaster.
A ticket bought for a Lotto draw in July worth £9.4m remains unclaimed - the only one of 522 jackpot winners this year yet to come forward.
Time is running out for the silent winner, who stands to lose the lot unless the golden ticket is presented by 5.30pm on January 2 when the cash and interest, to date worth £211,000, will pass to the Lottery's Good Causes fund.
A spokesman for operator Camelot said: "With the deadline only four days away now, Camelot is appealing to all players who bought a ticket for the Lotto draw on Wednesday 6 July 2005 to check and double-check their old tickets. The six winning numbers were 3, 12, 17, 36, 44 and 49."
Statistics for 2005 show that the perfect ingredients needed to be a jackpot winner include having a Leo star sign, working as a police officer or firefighter and playing as part of a syndicate in the north west.
The three biggest jackpot winners of the year were syndicates, with an 11-strong team from a Tesco in Driffield in Yorkshire topping the list with a whopping £18.2m win.
Meanwhile, Leo jackpot winners include Charmaine Collins from Witney, who picked up a £2.3m Lotto jackpot in August, and Leeds fan Andrew Lascelles from Leeds, who scored a £4.5m jackpot in June, making Leo the luckiest star sign.
The north west emerged as the luckiest region.