Search Continues for Tipperary Irish Lotto Jackpot Winner
Last Updated: Thursday 9th November 2017, 09:41 am
Irish Lotto players are being urged to check their old tickets carefully as the search for the winner of a €7.5 million jackpot continues in Tipperary. Despite correctly matching the numbers 8, 10, 11, 25, 28 and 32 in the draw on Wednesday 25th October, Irish National Lottery officials are still awaiting contact from the mystery winner.
“We Haven’t Heard a Thing.”
The successful ticket was purchased from the Eason bookstore in Thurles Shopping Centre in Co Tipperary the day before the draw, however, there has been no sign of the victor coming forward. Understandably, this lack of contact has lottery officials more than a little concerned, with a spokeswoman for the organisation confirming: “We haven’t heard a thing.”
All lottery players in Ireland have 90 days from the date of the winning draw to collect any prize money, regardless of whether the reward is €7 or €7 million. However, with “lots of time left” lottery officials are praying that the winner will come forward before the deadline on Tuesday 23rd January 2018.
Irish Lotto Delight in Tipperary
Following the initial draw, Eason store owner Tom O’Toole was keen to congratulate the unsuspecting ticket holder: “We are delighted for the person who has won - and it’s a lot of money.”
The proud proprietor also told reporters that he and his staff would be on high alert when it came to finding the winner: “We are all on the lookout for a customer who might come in with an extra smile.”
Tom also took the time to wish the winner well and held out hope that they were from the surrounding area: “It would be really great if it was someone local too, that would add to the happiness,” he smiled.
How to Claim an Irish Lotto Prize
If you think that you could be missing out on a sizeable sum of cash, head to the Unclaimed Prizes page to view the very latest rewards just waiting to be given a good home. Alternatively, if you are in possession of a winning ticket, you can contact the National Lottery Claims Team directly by calling 01 836 4444.
Win Big This Weekend
If you haven’t won an Irish Lotto prize yet, don’t despair, as this Saturday’s €4 million jackpot could well have your name written all over it. For your chance to win, simply select your numbers online or pick up a ticket from any authorised retailer throughout the Republic. Good luck!