The National Lottery are appealing to Lotto players in Sligo to check their tickets carefully from the Saturday 15th January 2022 draw as a Match 5 + Bonus prize worth €36,687 remains unclaimed.
The Saturday 15th January draw marked the highly anticipated ‘Will be Won’ event in which a player in Mayo won the largest jackpot ever seen in the Lotto game in Ireland.
As the Lotto jackpot was capped at €19.06 million, the funds that would usually go to the jackpot flowed down to the next highest tier at which there was a winner and in that historic draw, this was the Match 5 + Bonus prize tier. An incredible 149 players all over Ireland shared an astonishing prize fund of almost €5.5 million at the Match 5+Bonus prize tier to win €36,687 each.
The Sligo Match 5+Bonus winner who purchased their ticket on the day of the draw in the Mace store at the Hilltop Service Station in Culleens, Co. Sligo is yet to come forward to claim their €36,687 prize.
As ticketholders have 90 days from the draw date to claim their prize, the Sligo winner has just three weeks left to claim their Match 5+Bonus prize. The claim deadline is close of business on Friday 15th April 2022.
The winning Lotto numbers for the Saturday 15th January 2022 draw were: 02, 09, 16, 30, 37, 40 and the bonus 23.
A National Lottery spokesperson has appealed to Lotto players in Sligo to check their old tickets from the 15th January draw as soon as possible to ensure that they do not miss out on this €36,687 prize.
“Saturday 15th January was an historic date for the Lotto game. A player in Mayo became the largest Lotto jackpot winner ever seen in the game after winning the life-changing amount of €19.06 million. Due to the capped Lotto jackpot, the funds that would usually go to the jackpot flowed down to the next highest tier at which there was a winner and in that particular draw, this was the Match 5 + Bonus tier. We saw 149 players from 26 counties win €36,687 each after matching five numbers and the bonus.”
“We are hoping to hear from the Sligo Match 5 + Bonus winner who purchased their ticket on the day of the draw in the Mace store at the Hilltop Service Station in Culleens, Co. Sligo. The lucky winner is yet to come forward to claim their prize and has just three weeks left until the claim deadline which is close of business on Friday 15th April. We are advising the winner to sign the back of their ticket, which is now worth €36,687, and to keep it safe. The ticket holder should make contact with our prize claims team immediately on 1800 666 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prize.”
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