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Big EuroMillions Prizes in Galway and Cork About to Expire

Last Updated: Tuesday 26th July 2016, 11:29 am

EuroMillions players in Galway and Co Cork are being urged to search their homes, cars and offices for unchecked lottery tickets as two six-figure prizes are about to expire. A combined total of more than €550,000 will be returned to the Irish National Lottery if neither ticket holder comes forward to bank their prize before the 90-day claim periods close.

The Galway EuroMillions player bought a Quick Pick at the Tesco in the shopping centre on Headford Road in the city on Wednesday 27th April for the draw on the following Friday. They matched five main numbers and one Lucky Star to scoop €191,461, but have so far failed to present the winning ticket to lottery bosses.

The winning numbers from Friday 29th April were 4, 5, 25, 28 and 43 with Lucky Stars 6 and 11, and the ticket holder from the City of the Tribes was one of eight entrants across Europe to feature in the Match 5+1 prize tier. They must claim their bounty before 5.30pm this Thursday 28th July.

The Cork ticket holder also matched five main numbers and one Lucky Star when they struck gold on Friday 6th May. Their entry was similarly bought at a Tesco, specifically the store in the Market Green Shopping Centre in Midleton. The ticket was a Quick Pick and ended up bagging €381,863 as one of four successful lines in that tier.

The EuroMillions result from that day was 32, 34, 40, 45 and 48 with Lucky Stars 1 and 10 and the owner of the ticket needs to contact National Lottery officials on 01 836 4444 before the end of the working day on Thursday 4th August if they do not want to miss out on their prize.

There has been a spate of winning Irish Lottery tickets turning up by chance in unusual places recently, with an Irish Lotto player discovering a slip worth €117,023 whilst cleaning out her car last week. In addition, a couple from Wicklow had to rifle through their kitchen bin to retrieve a €250,000-winning Lotto Plus 2 ticket earlier this year, and a Dublin man only realised he was a winner when he uncovered a EuroMillions Plus entry worth €500,000 after being forced by his wife into sorting the discarded paperwork on their bedroom floor.

There is another chance to play EuroMillions tonight, with a mighty jackpot worth €61 million up for grabs. You can buy EuroMillions tickets online through the Buy Tickets page or in person at lottery outlets across Ireland. The EuroMillions Results page will be updated shortly after the draw takes place so you can find out tonight how much you have won!

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