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Tuesday 19 June 2018

Mystery winner of €39m jackpot still hasn't claimed prize

Model Rosanna Davison promoting a EuroMillions jackpot
Model Rosanna Davison promoting a EuroMillions jackpot

The identity of the winner of the €38.9m EuroMillions jackpot remained a mystery yesterday.

Rumours were rife that the winning ticket was bought in Dublin - with speculation centring on Heuston Station - but a spokeswoman for the National Lottery said she was unable to confirm or deny anything about the mystery winner.

The spokeswoman said it was hoped that the region in Ireland where the ticket was sold may be revealed today.

Checked

Over the weekend, staff at Lotto headquarters said it was possible that the owner of the ticket may not have checked it, as they had not contacted the lottery organisers.

The winning numbers were 4, 8, 22, 23, and 48. The lucky star numbers were 1 and 12.

The only fact that the Lotto authorities could confirm was that the winning combination in the Europe-wide draw was sold somewhere in Ireland.

We are having tremendous luck with EuroMillions - this was the third jackpot winner in Ireland in 2017.

In January, a Dublin work syndicate claimed €88.5m with a ticket bought in the Applegreen Service Station in Lusk, Co Dublin.

In July, a syndicate from the west of Ireland won €28.9m with a ticket bought at the Garryduff XL store in Castlebar, Co Mayo, making it the most won in one year since the draw was launched here in 2004.

"This has been an amazing year for our EuroMillions players and what a way to finish with our third jackpot winner on Friday," said Lottery CEO Dermot Griffin.

"We are urging anyone who bought a EuroMillions ticket for Friday's draw to check their numbers to see if they are the holder of the golden ticket."

A spokeswoman said it was not unusual for people not to have checked their ticket.

"It is possible that people have not checked their tickets yet; it's so important to do so.

"It took our Mayo winner a few days to get in touch and that's not unusual," she added.

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