Lotto Plus Raffle prize worth €1,000,500 remains UNCLAIMED in Monaghan

National Lottery appeal to Monaghan Lotto players to check their Lotto tickets from 19th August draw

The National Lottery is appealing to Lotto players in Monaghan to check their old tickets from Saturday 19th August as a prize worth €1,000,500 remains unclaimed. 

The life-changing amount was won in the Lotto Plus Raffle which typically sees between 60 and 120 winners of €500 in every draw but in that particular draw, one player enjoyed an even higher windfall due to a special Raffle event.   

Each of the tickets with the winning Lotto Plus Raffle number drawn in the Saturday 19th August draw were entered into a once-off random draw where one ticket was selected to win an additional prize of €1 million. While every ticket holder who had the winning Raffle number won €500, one player has won €1 million, in addition to the usual €500 prize.  

The winning Raffle number for the 19th August draw was: 3249  

The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased on Thursday 17th August at Centra on Main Street in Emyvale, Co. Monaghan.  

Shop owners Glyn and Gráinne Williams pictured along with staff at their Centra store on Main Street in Emyvale celebrating after selling the winning Lotto Plus ticket worth €1 million from the Saturday 19th August draw. 
At Williams & Moral Centre Emyvale, Co Monaghan, were (L-R) Shae Mullan, Glyn and Grainne Williams, Dave Woods, National Lottery, Kate McAree and Damien Meehan. Pic: Rory Geary / Mac Innes Photography

Photo Caption: Staff at Centra on the Main Street in Emyvale, Co. Monaghan were thrilled to hear that their store sold a winning Lotto Plus Raffle ticket worth €1,000,500. 

As ticketholders have 90 days from the draw date to claim their prize, the claim deadline for this prize is close of business on Friday 17th November. 

A National Lottery spokesperson has urged all Lotto players who may have purchased their ticket for that particular draw in Emyvale to make sure to check their old tickets as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this €1,000,5000 prize. 

“We are eager to hear from a Lotto player in Monaghan who has a ticket worth €1,000,500 which they are yet to claim! The Drumlin County player purchased their ticket on Thursday 17th August at the Centra store on the Main Street in Emyvale for the 19th August draw. We are hoping that this may sound familiar to a player out there and that they come forward soon to claim their life-changing prize. As with all of our games, ticketholders have 90 days from the draw date to claim their prize which means that the winner has just over four weeks left as the claim deadline is close of business on Friday 17th November.” 

“The winner is advised to make contact with our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email and arrangements will be made for them to come to Lotto HQ and claim their €1 million prize.” 

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