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 firstname.lastname@example.org – and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize.’