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Time is up: A Euromillions prize worth €500,000 has gone unclaimed

Despite some last-minute “mini false alarms” today, no one has claimed the prize worth half a million.

Updated at 5.45pm

THE DEADLINE HAS passed for the owner of a Euromillions Plus ticket worth €500,000 to claim their prize.

The winning ticket was sold in the Kilmoon Service Station in Ashbourne, Co Meath on 25 September ahead of the draw on Tuesday, 26 September.

A spokesperson for the National Lottery said that following an interview on RTÉ today, they had a few “mini false alarms” from people who thought that they might have the winning ticket.

The National Lottery said it was “really disappointed” after the 5.30pm deadline passed today and the prize went unclaimed.

“We did a huge amount to raise awareness that this amount of money hadn’t been claimed,” the spokesperson said.

So it’s timely to remind people to keep tickets safe and to check your tickets when you buy them. There are people who would’ve had tickets for a couple of months and would forget to check them.

“It’s also very easy to check [your ticket] through either the National Lottery app, in any store or you can call us here and we can check it for you.”

The original deadline of 90 days to collect the winnings was extended because of the Christmas period.

The National Lottery has said that the money will go back into promoting the National Lottery’s games as per its license.

The winning numbers for the prize were: 17, 31, 37, 40, 46.

Originally posted at 11.15am. With reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha.

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