Despite the local council insisting on the using the city's somewhat grand full title of Kingston-upon-Hull, the port is only starting to find its feet again after years of hardship following the devastation of the fishing industry.
Indeed, there have been plenty of efforts to find the missing ticket.
It was briefly all very exciting, but Dave the forgetful teacher failed to materialise.The city is no stranger to missing lottery tickets.In November 1996, pounds 2.1m was eventually distributed amongst the lottery's six good causes after another winning ticket bought in the city remained unclaimed.On that occasion the local paper received a letter purporting to be from an 89-year-old widow who had the ticket but decided not to claim the prize because she could not face the fuss.THE MAN with the Bible and the doomladen voice was warning Hull's shoppers that their time was rapidly running out. But the man preaching under the grey sky was right.
For the people of Hull the clock is against them - not perhaps if they are searching for spiritual salvation, but certainly if they are pursuing its darker cousin: untold wealth.
For the third time in as many years the port is the centre of a search for a missing lottery ticket worth more than pounds 1m.
Bought somewhere within the city at the beginning of the year, the ticket became worth a fortune on the night of 30 January when its numbers matched those randomly selected in the National Lottery's 324th draw.
For the ticket-holder, the numbers 7, 19, 32, 37, 40, 44 and the bonus 47, are worth pounds 1,234,612 - but only if they come forward within five days.
At 11pm next Thursday the 180-day period in which the rules say prizes have to be claimed will pass - and with it will end someone's chance of becoming a millionaire.
"We are asking everyone to make one last search for that ticket," said a spokeswoman for the lottery organisers, Camelot, refusing as ever to reveal which outlet sold the ticket.