A LOTTO gambler who won a life-changing €1,000,500 has just two weeks left to claim his prize, bosses have warned.
The winner bagged the astonishing sum during a special Lotto Plus Raffle draw event held on Saturday, August 19.
They purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket from Williams & Moran Centers on Main Street in Emyvale, Co. on Thursday, August 17. Monaghan.
The winning ticket number for the draw on Saturday August 19 was: 3249.
Each of the tickets with the winning Lotto Plus Raffle number drawn in the draw was entered into a one-off random draw where one ticket was selected to win an additional €1 million prize.
While each ticket holder with the winning ticket number won €500, one player won €1 million, in addition to the usual prize of €500.
And with the lucky player failing to come forward, lotto bosses have warned the prize will expire in just 14 days.
A National Lottery spokesperson appealed to Lotto players who may have traveled through Monaghan in August or who live in the Emyvale area to urgently check their old tickets to avoid missing out on the staggering amount of money.
They said: “As we inch closer to the all-important deadline for claiming prizes, we are appealing to Lotto players across Ireland to check their old tickets as soon as possible from August.
“There is a player who purchased a ticket for the August 19 Lotto draw at Williams & Moran Centers on Main Street, Emyvale, who now has a prize worth €1,000,500 yet to claim.”
“The winning ticket holder could be a local resident who may not have checked their ticket yet, or someone who was passing through the area at the time.
“In case this sounds familiar to any of our players, the winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased two days before the draw on Thursday, August 17.”
They added: “As ticket holders have 90 days to claim their prizes, we would like to hear from this winner as soon as there are just two weeks left to claim this life-changing prize before cut-off time on Friday 17 November.”
“The winner, who has a ticket worth €1,000,500, is advised to contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email [email protected]. Arrangements will then be made for them to collect their life-changing prize at Lotto headquarters. .”
Almost €19 million in National Lottery prizes went unclaimed in 2022 after punters failed to present their winning tickets within 90 days of the draw.
A total of €106.8 million in profits have not been collected over the past six years.
Under the terms of the license, Premier Lotteries Ireland may retain any prize money unclaimed after 90 days for marketing lottery products.
In addition, bosses have revealed the winning location of last Friday night’s life-changing Euromillions ticket, which saw an Irish punter win more than €1 million.
A National Lottery player in Co Mayo is officially starting his weekend as Ireland’s newest millionaire after the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ draw.
The EuroMillions draw included a special lottery event that guaranteed a brand new millionaire in Ireland.
The winning ticket worth €1,005,000 was won by a player in Mayo who bought his ticket via the National Lottery app.
Lotto bosses confirmed that a notification has now been sent to the user’s online account and a separate email to the lucky Mayo ticket holder.
The newly minted millionaire now officially becomes the 35th National Lottery millionaire of 2023, surpassing the number of annual lottery millionaires not seen since 2011.
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