A lottery prize of £83,107, has been claimed.
The cash sum, which had previously remained outstanding in Preston, was drawn on December 14.
The lucky winner had 180 days to claim the jackpot prize before the money would have been donated to the National Lottery’s Good Causes charity.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “We’re delighted that the winner of this amazing prize has now come forward and we hope that they will enjoy their win - what an amazing way to start 2014.
“It would have been awful if the ticket-holder had missed out on this substantial and life-enhancing amount of money.
“We would like to remind all National Lottery players to check their tickets every time they play.”