A Lotto punter has only 11 days to go to cash his or her R1,1million winning ticket or lose out.
The punter, who correctly predicted the winning numbers, 2, 4, 5, 21, 23, 24 plus 27, has until December 29 to claim.
National lottery operator spokesman Thembi Tulwana said: "We would like to call on all players who wait before claiming to check those old jacket pockets, under their mattresses, on top of the cupboard, anywhere where they normally hide their tickets to see if they are not the lucky winners."
Tulwana said the ticket was bought in Benoni. Two other tickets worth more than R1million bought in Gauteng this year have also not been claimed.