Hunt For Missing Cork Raffle Winner Goes Down To The Wire
Last Updated: Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 10:04 am
Tension is mounting as the deadline approaches for the Cork player who won €1 million in the Christmas Millionaire Raffle to come forward and claim their prize. The prize will expire on 31st March, and Irish National Lottery officials have yet to hear from the all-important ticket holder.
All Irish National Lottery prizes expire after 90 days, and as the 2016 Christmas Millionaire Raffle took place on New Year’s Eve, anyone who won one of the 3,176 awards only has until the end of March to come forward. The biggest concern is that the winner of the top prize will miss out, and everyone who entered the draw has been urged to check their tickets.
The winning ticket was bought in the Topaz Service Station on Lower Tivoli Road in Cork on 21st December, and had the raffle number 179740. Players have also been reminded that tickets may have been sent out as Christmas gifts, so could still be sitting in the bottom of a Christmas stocking or in an unopened Christmas card.
There are a number of other big prizes still to be claimed from the Irish National Lottery headquarters in Dublin. The winners of the €12.8 million Irish Lotto jackpot from 4th March have yet to pick up their cheque, although it is understood that the lucky syndicate has contacted officials.
A Mayo player who won €65,965 on 4th March, and another participant from Louth who won €80,629 on 28th January, have also yet to come forward.
If you fancy winning a prize on either EuroMillions or Irish Lotto, you can choose your numbers online or visit any authorised retailer in Ireland ahead of the next draw. Good luck!