Tuesday 21 November 2017

Winner of the Christmas Millionaire Raffle has just three days to collect €1 million jackpot

The mystery player only has until Friday to pick up their winnings

Nobody has claimed the €1m sum from the Christmas draw
Nobody has claimed the €1m sum from the Christmas draw

Kathy Armstrong

The lucky punter(s) who scooped €1 million in the National Lottery Christmas Millionaire Raffle has just three days left to claim their prize.

With Friday's March 21 deadline fast approaching, the National Lottery is urging people to check their tickets so they don't miss out on a potential windfall.

The golden ticket was sold at the Topaz Service Station on Lower Tivoli Road in Cork on 21 December 2016 and it was number 179740.

National Lottery Chief Executive Dermot Griffin had some advice for everyone who entered the raffle.

He said: "With only three days to go until the deadline we would urge all National Lottery players to check in their homes and cars for any misplaced Millionaire Raffle tickets purchased just before Christmas last year and ask all players to remind anyone that they might have bought a raffle ticket for as a Christmas present to also check their tickets."

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Ticketholders have 90 days from the day of the draw to collect their winnings in person at the National Lottery's headquarters on Dublin's Abbey Street.

The National Lottery have said that throughout their 30 year history winners often leave it until the last day to collect their prize.

In August 2016 a Cork family syndicate waited until just one hour before the 90 day deadline ran out to pick up their €381,863 prize.

The National Lottery is calling on people to check their tickets once more and if you are the very luck punter then sign the back and contact the National Lottery Prize Claims Team on 01 836 4444.

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