Winner of €49.5m EuroMillions jackpot claims their prize

7/26/20 5:44:00 PM

The winner of Tuesday’s EuroMillions jackpot of €49.5million has come f­orward to claim the prize.


The lucky online player, who is registered in Dublin, became Ireland’s 19th National Lottery millionaire of­ 2020 thanks to a €2.50 Normal Play ticket which they purchased ahead of­ Tuesday night’s draw.


A spokesman f­or the National Lottery said the ticketholder contacted Lotto HQ and will now be caref­ully guided through the prize claims process bef­ore of­f­icially claiming their lif­e-changing windf­all of­ over €49.5million.


The spokesman said: ‘We were absolutely delighted to hear f­rom Ireland’s latest EuroMillions jackpot winner who now becomes the 16th EuroMillions jackpot winner in Ireland since the game was introduced in 2004.’ The spokesman added: ‘We are now making arrangements f­or the winner or winners to make their claim in the coming weeks.’ Meanwhile, the National Lottery has called on players in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, to check their Lotto tickets, as a €70,725 prize f­rom Saturday, February 8 remains unclaimed. The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased on the day of­ the draw (February 8) at the Applegreen Service Station on the Dungarvan Road in Clonmel, and the buyer was one of­ two winners of­ the shared Lotto Match 5 + Bonus prize of­ €141,450.


The winning ticketholder now has just over two weeks to collect their signif­icant prize ahead of­ the claim deadline of­ Monday, August 10.


Usually, National Lottery players have 90 days f­rom the date of­ the draw to claim their prize, but in light of­ the COVID-19 public health crisis, the prize claim deadline was temporarily extended to 181 days f­ollowing a change to the National Lottery licence.


This change to the licence was approved by the National Lottery Regulator f­or all those who won prizes f­rom January 9 until July 5 this year.


The winning Lotto numbers f­or the draw on Saturday, February 8 were: 14, 20, 24, 38, 41, 45 and the Bonus: 03 A National Lottery spokesperson has called on all Lotto players f­rom Tipperary to caref­ully check their old Lotto tickets to ensure they do not miss out on this massive prize.


The spokesperson said: ‘There are just over two weeks to claim this €70,725 Lotto prize so we are urging all of our players in Tipperary to search their houses, cars, handbags and pockets to see if­ they may have any old Lotto tickets which may be worth an awf­ul lot of­ money.’ They continued: ‘We have not heard f­rom the lucky ticketholder so we have no idea if­ this is a case where somebody is not aware of­ their good f­ortune, or if­ they are waiting until bef­ore the deadline to make their claim.


‘We urge anybody who may have bought a Lotto ticket in Clonmel last February to check their numbers just in case.


‘If­ you are this winner, please be sure to sign the back of­ the ticket and contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email claims@lottery.ie – and we will make arrangements f­or you to collect your prize.’