A LUCKY Lotto player has less than a week left to claim a huge five-figure cash prize.
The winning Telly Bingo Snowball prize ticket was purchased on July 14, but the money has not yet been claimed by the winner.
The National Lottery is urgently appealing to Telly Bingo players in Laois to check their old tickets as the €45,075 prize remains unclaimed.
The winning ticket, worth €45,075, was purchased from Dunnes Stores in the Kyle Shopping Center on James Fintan Lalor Avenue in Portlaoise, Co Laois.
The deadline for this Snowball Prize is fast approaching as ticket holders only have 90 days from the date of the draw to claim their winnings.
The deadline for the €45,075 prize is the closing date on Thursday, October 12.
A National Lottery spokesperson has urged Telly Bingo players in the Laois region to check their old Lotto ticket carefully.
They said: “With less than a week to go until the deadline to claim the €45,075 Snowball Prize, we are urgently appealing to all our Telly Bingo players in Laois to check their old tickets from the July 14 draw .
“We would like to hear from the winner as soon as possible, with the final claim date now fast approaching.
“The deadline for claims closes next Thursday, October 12.”
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The spokesperson continued: “The winning ticket was purchased from Dunnes Stores in the Kyle Shopping Center on James Fintan Lalor Avenue in Portlaoise on Tuesday, July 4.
“We hope that the ticket holder realizes how much his ticket is now worth and reports as soon as possible.
“The winner is advised to sign the back of their ticket and contact our prize claims team as soon as possible on 1800 666 222 or email [email protected] and arrangements will be made to claim the prize of €45,075 to be collected.”
Meanwhile, the Lotto Plus 1 winner who won €1 million in this week’s Wednesday, September 27 draw claimed his top prize at Lotto HQ.
The winner, who bought his ticket from the Spar store in St Agnes Park in Crumlin, admitted he didn’t realize he had a winning ticket for almost a week after the draw.
They said: “It was the following Monday before I even thought about checking my ticket.
“I was getting something out of the car and saw my ticket there, so I decided to scan it via the app.
“At the time I didn’t even know a grand prize had been won, so I wasn’t expecting anything until the message ‘You won big!’ appeared on the screen.
“I then called the Claims department to see what it could be. When I heard that I had won €1 million, I was absolutely speechless. I definitely didn’t see that phone call happening like that!”
The Dublin winner plans to put his new-found fortune to good use.
They said: “Paying off my mortgage is at the top of the priority list. I can’t believe I’m in a position now to even be able to do that. It’s an absolute dream come true!”
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