Friday 19 January 2018

Was it you? €2.9m jackpot winner has just 24 hours to claim prize

Kerri-Nicole Blanc in an ad for the National Lottery
Kerri-Nicole Blanc in an ad for the National Lottery
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A Lotto winner has just 24 hours to claim his or her jackpot of €2.9 million.

The mystery winner purchased their ticket on November 29 - and they had 90 days to claim the prize from the date of purchase.

However, the deadline expires at 5.30pm tomorrow.

And if the jackpot is unclaimed, the money will go back into promoting the national lottery, and helping raise money for good causes.

Read more here: €3m Lotto jackpot winner has just 11 days to claim prize 

The ticket was bought in Tesco in Claremorris, Co Mayo. It was a €3 Quick Pick ticket and was purchased just hours ahead of the Saturday draw.

The numbers drawn were  7, 8, 18, 28, 35, 39 and the bonus number was 37.

The National Lottery are asking people in the area to re-check their tickets.

"The deadline is Friday, February 27th and we close at 5.30pm so they would have to present the prize here in person before then," spokesperson Nuala Kane said.

"If the prize isn't claimed by the 90 days, the funds are used to promote the National Lottery and fund special draws which in turn increases the funds raised for good causes."

Lottery chiefs are urging Lotto players in Claremorris and surrounding areas to have a thorough search of their homes and cars in a bid to find the ticket.

"We're asking everyone to check their homes, workplaces, anywhere they can think of," Nuala told

It will be the second biggest unclaimed prize if the winner doesn't come forward.

Famously the largest unclaimed prize was €3.4m - the winning ticket was bought in 'The Acorn' newsagents in Coolock Village, Dublin 5 in June 2001.

Unclaimed Lotto jackpots

1.   4/3/89 Jackpot: €53,692 - ticket was sold in Hanley’s,  Pearse Street, Fermoy, Co.Cork

2.   1/9/93 Jackpot: €131,923 - ticket was sold in Hogans, Gort Rd., Ennis, Co. Clare

3.   6/10/93 Jackpot: €559,857 - ticket was sold in Brian and Mairead Sheerin, Carrowreagh, Bridgend, Lifford Co. Donegal

4.   7/9/94 Jackpot: €284,777 - ticket was sold in Daveys, Cornamucklagh, Omeath, Co. Louth

5.   5/9/98 Jackpot: €634,869 - ticket sold in Newtown Stores, Tramore, Co. Waterford

6.   16/1/99 Jackpot: €938,829 - ticket sold in Sweets & Things, Quinnsworth Shopping Arcade, Sligo

7.   29/01/00 Jackpot: €1,269,738 - ticket sold in Murphy’s Shop, Lwr. Baggot Street, D2

8.   21/6/00 Jackpot: €317,435 - ticket was sold in Garvey’s shop, Main St. Castleisland, Co. Kerry

9.   30/6/01 Jackpot: €3,445,223 - ticket was sold in The Acorn Newsagents, Coolock, D 5

10. 20/10/01 Jackpot: €1,139,603 - ticket was sold in Newsdesk, Unit 4 Dutch Village SC., Clondalkin, D22

11. 21/12/02 Jackpot: €1,000,000 - ticket was sold in Centra Foodmarket, Ballinteer, Dublin 16

12. 15/11/03 Jackpot: €1,350,000 - ticket was sold in Wilton Service Station, Cork.


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