Winning €1m EuroMillions prize goes unclaimed in Co Cork

The winning ticket was bought in Eason outlet in Wilton Shopping Centre, Co Cork

Eason employees Martina Walsh and Kieran Tuohy who sold the winning €1m  EuroMillions EuroMillionaire raffle ticket on February 23rd. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Eason employees Martina Walsh and Kieran Tuohy who sold the winning €1m EuroMillions EuroMillionaire raffle ticket on February 23rd. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

 

A winning €1 million EuroMillions prize has gone unclaimed in Co Cork.

The 5.30pm deadline to claim the prize on Thursday passed without anyone coming forward.

The winning ticket for the EuroMillionaire draw on Friday, February 23rd was bought in the Eason outlet in Wilton Shopping Centre, Wilton, Co Cork. The winning raffle code was I-DKB-06633.

If prizes are not claimed within 90 days of the draw date, the money is forfeited and goes towards promoting the National Lottery. However, the store which sold the ticket still gets its bonus prize of €15,000.

A spokeswoman for the National Lottery said it was very disappointed the winner did not come forward after an intensive publicity campaign in the media and in the locality.

The company reminded players to check their tickets in-store, in-app or online.