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Monday 11 December 2017

Could it be you? Countdown as €3m Lotto jackpot winner has just 11 days to claim prize

Kerri-Nicole Blanc in an ad for the National Lottery
Kerri-Nicole Blanc in an ad for the National Lottery

A Lotto winner could miss out on a jackpot of €2.9 million if they don't come forward in the next 11 days.

The mystery winner purchased their ticket on November 29 - and they have 90 days to claim the prize from the date of purchase.

The ticket was bought in Tesco in Claremorris, Co Mayo. It was a €3 Quick Pick ticket and was purchased just hours ahead of the Saturday draw.

The numbers drawn were  7, 8, 18, 28, 35, 39 and the bonus number was 37.

The National Lottery are asking people in the area to re-check their tickets.

Lotto chiefs have confirmed the winner has yet to come forward.

"The deadline is Friday, February 27th and we close at 5.50pm so they would have to present the prize here in person before then," spokesperson Nuala Kane said.

"If the prize isn't claimed by the 90 days, the funds are used to promote the National Lottery and fund special draws which in turn increases the funds raised for good causes."

Lottery chiefs are urging Lotto players in Claremorris and surrounding areas to have a thorough search of their homes and cars in a bid to find the ticket.

It will be the second biggest unclaimed prize if the winner doesn't come forward.

Famously the largest unclaimed prize was €3.4m - the winning ticket was bought in 'The Acorn' newsagents in Coolock Village, Dublin 5 in June 2001.

Meanwhile, the winner of this month's €10m jackpot has yet to come forward.

The ticket was sold in the Curragh Grange Centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare, earlier this month.

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