THE LUCKY winner of nearly €500,000 in the EuroMillions Lottery has yet to come forward to claim their winnings.
The lucky €3 Quick Pick ticket was sold in Gleeson’s Spar on Henry Street, with the winner set to profit to the tune of €468,877 from last Tuesday week’s draw.
However, a spokesperson for the National Lottery in Dublin confirmed to the Limerick Leader that the ticket remains unclaimed.
“It is still unclaimed, which is very unusual because it is a substantial prize,” said a Lotto spokesperson.
“We haven’t heard from anyone with regard to that ticket but whoever has it has 90 days to come forward and claim it. It is unusual but there is still tons of time,” added the spokesperson.
The lucky ticket was one of just two sold across Europe in last week’s draw which matched five numbers from the main draw, plus one lucky star, with the ticket worth nearly half a million euro as a result.
Mike Gleeson, owner of the Spar on Henry Street said the reaction to the news of the win had “been great” but insisted he was none the wiser as to the winner.
“There has not been a peep as to who the winner is,” he said.
The shop previously sold a €2.1m winning ticket in the National Lottery in 2004, but this is the first a winning ticket has been sold in the EuroMillions.
Earlier this month Garryowen mum of ten Susan Bailey won nearly €900,000 when her numbers came up in the EuroMillions draw.
That ticket was sold in Tierney’s Roxboro Stores, which has become something of a lucky store for lotto winners, with several punters taking home prizes after buying tickets in the shop.