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Mystery as €8.2m Lotto jackpot winner has yet to be paid

The National Lottery said it is continuing to engage with the ticketholder.
May 11th 2016, 11:04 PM 36,934 38

THE NATIONAL LOTTERY has said it is continuing to engage with the winning ticketholder of an €8.2 million jackpot.

The ticket was purchased at a shop in Sligo on 5 March. Though the ticketholder has made contact with the National Lottery, they have not been given their win and it is unclear why there has been a delay.

In a statement today, the National Lottery said it “never comments on the specifics of the claims procedure to protect both the privacy of the claimant and the security of the National Lottery’s claims process”.

As is standard practice, any claimant has 90 days in which to claim their prize and we are continuing to engage with the ticketholder. In line with our normal policy, we will not be issuing further comment until the prize has been collected.”

The operator of the lottery can withhold payments if the claims procedure is not believed to have been carried out correctly or if there are suspicions that the ticket has been tampered with.

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