€1 Million Christmas Millionaire Raffle Prize Remains Unclaimed
Last Updated: Wednesday 1st February 2017, 12:17 pm
A prize of €1 million is still waiting to be claimed, National Lottery officials have confirmed. The lucky ticket holder, who matched the ticket code 179740 in the Christmas Millionaire Raffle on Saturday 31st December, has until Friday 31st March to come forward to collect their seven-figure prize.
The ticket was purchased on Wednesday 21st December from Topaz service station in Tivoli, Cork. Players are being urged to check their tickets carefully as lottery officials aim to track the winner down before the prize expires. Should a player be in possession of the winning ticket, they are encouraged to sign the back and store it in a safe place until they have contacted the National Lottery. To make a claim, players can contact the National Lottery office on 01 836 4444 or visit the Irish Lotto Claims page for more information.
This wasn’t the only recent talk of lottery wins in Cork, following suggestions that an €88 million EuroMillions ticket had been bought in the local area, although these rumours were soon quashed after it was revealed that a service station in Dublin had sold the ticket.
However, one lucky player from the city, who has opted to remain anonymous, did manage to pocket an Irish Lotto Plus 1 prize of €500,000 on Saturday 28th January, after purchasing their ticket from Singleton’s Centra shop in Gurranabraher. The shop’s owner, Adrian Singleton, spoke of his delight following the win: “The whole place has been buzzing with rumours,” he told reporters. “We believe it’s someone local alright and we’re delighted for them.”
This isn’t the first time Mr Singleton’s shop has been the centre of attention, after a lottery ticket worth €250,000 was sold about five years ago. The business owner now intends to treat his staff to a well-deserved night out thanks to the commision received from the sale of the latest winning ticket.
If you would like to be in with a chance of winning an Irish Lotto prize of your own, tickets for tonight’s draw, which features an estimated jackpot of €7 million, are available to buy online or from any authorised retailer throughout the Republic. Best of luck!