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Irish EuroMillions Winner Claims Prize with Hour to Spare

An Irish EuroMillions player claimed their prize with just one hour remaining before the deadline to collect their winnings. The exceptionally lucky player had successfully matched all five main numbers and one Lucky Star to win a reward worth €381,863, and had until 5:30pm on Thursday 4th August to contact National Lottery headquarters.

The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased for the EuroMillions draw on Friday 6th May from the Market Green Shopping Centre branch of Tesco in Midleton, Co Cork. The owner of the lucrative playslip had failed to materialise for some time, leading to National Lottery officials issuing a number of calls for the winner to make themselves known. Luckily, their efforts were successful and the player managed to claim their prize in the nick of time. In a statement, a spokesman for the lottery company said: “As a result of the National Lottery media awareness campaign, we’re delighted that a ticket holder has come forward!”

Irish EuroMillions players have a maximum of 90 days to collect any winnings before the money is returned to the country’s National Lottery. Earlier this month a ticket holder from Galway missed out on a very handsome sum of €191,000 after failing to make contact with officials before time ran out. To avoid missing out on any prizes of any size, players are urged to check their tickets carefully and thoroughly before discarding them. If you think that you may be missing out on a substantial sum of lottery cash, head to the Rules page where you will find information about how long you have to claim a prize in each participating EuroMillions country.

Tonight’s jackpot is estimated to be a sensational £20 million (€23 million), a jackpot that could prove life-changing for any potential winner. Last Friday saw the Davies family from Monmouthshire collect a reward of £61.1 million (€72.4 million) and you could be the next winner of the top prize! EuroMillions tickets are available to buy online or from any authorised retailer in participating countries. Best of luck!

Published: Fri, 5 August 2016 - 9:42am
Last Updated: Tue, 4 October 2016 - 8:27am
Published By: Euro-Millions.com