Residents of Claremorris are being urged to check the pockets of clothes in their wardrobes, down the backs of sofas, in handbags and in cars in an attempt to find the unwitting millionaire. To put the draw in context, Saturday 29th November was the day after Black Friday which saw the American tradition leap across the Atlantic with businesses in the UK and Ireland offering huge discounts online and in shops. The sales continued all weekend so, if you remember taking a break from bargain hunting to buy a Lotto ticket, you could be sitting on a €2.9 million fortune!
The winning numbers from the Irish Lotto draw on Saturday 29th November were 7, 8, 18, 28, 35 and 39 with Bonus Ball 37. If no one provides the proof that they are due the windfall before the deadline it will become the second largest unclaimed prize in Irish Lottery history, behind a ticket worth €3.4 million which was purchased in Dublin in 2001.
In addition, the €10.2 million winning ticket from the Irish Lotto draw on Thursday 5th February also remains outstanding, with the only clue to its whereabouts being that it was sold at the Curragh Grange Centra in Newbridge, Co Kildare. If you have any unchecked tickets, visit the Irish Lottery Results section of Lottery.co.uk to see if you are owed a multimillion Euro award!
Irish Lotto returns on Wednesday night with a €3.5 million jackpot and tickets are available at authorised retailers across the Republic and online.