Second €1m Limerick Lotto win yet to be collected

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

LIMERICK’S second €1 million Lotto winner has yet to claim their prize, despite the winning ticket being sold over a week ago.

LIMERICK’S second €1 million Lotto winner has yet to claim their prize, despite the winning ticket being sold over a week ago.

The mystery winner - Limerick’s second €1 million Lotto winner in as many weeks - bought the €7 Quick Pick ticket in Paper View in the Crescent Shopping Centre last Wednesday, October 3.

A National Lottery spokesperson confirmed that the prize had yet to be claimed for the ticket, which came up trumps in last Friday night’s Daily Million draw.

And the Limerick Leader can reveal that an €18 Multi Draw Manual Play ticket for the EuroMillions, bought in the Post Office in Newcastle West last Friday, has scooped €500,000.

Limerick has now won two of three to prizes of €1m in the new Daily Million draw, and a further €500,000 in the EuroMillions in two weeks.

Brendan Maher of Paper View said his staff and customers were “making a big fuss” of the lucky €1m Daily Million win.

“This is our first big win, we have had a couple of fairly substantial ones in the past, one for €65,000 and a couple of €10,000s, but this is our first very big win,” explained the newsagent.

“We are all very happy and are hoping it is a local. We have the same people coming into us all the time so we are hoping it is one of regulars,” he added.

“Everybody is wondering who it is, we have big posters up saying ‘are you our millionaire’ - we have a big search on, we are making a big fuss of it,” he laughed.

While that prize has yet to be claimed, another Daily Million €1m windfall on a €1.50 Quick Pick ticket, sold in Centra in Woodview Shopping Centre on the Old Cratloe Road, was collected this Monday.

The National Lottery confirmed that a ‘large family group’, in ages from 20 to 60 years who did not wish to be named, travelled to Dublin to collect their €1m this week.

The family travelled by coach to collect the €1m prize and declared that “miracles do happen”, with each family member collecting in the region of €70,000 for the win.

The Limerick family who bought the winning ticket in Woodview on Thursday, September 27, but failed to claim it for over ten days, and said that it was the “first big Lottery win together as a family”.

“I was in Dunne’s Stores in the Jetland when I checked the ticket the morning after the draw. I couldn’t believe my eyes,” said the unnamed family member who purchased the Lotto ticket.

“I’m so glad that this miracle has happened to our family,” she added.