A €43,000 winning Euro Millions ticket, which was bought twelve days ago in Kildare town, has yet to be claimed.
Louis Hennessy, proprietor of Malones Newsagent urged people who bought a Euro Millions ticket on Friday January 11 between 12 noon and 7.30pm to check their tickets. He said a €250,000 ticket, which was bought in the store several years ago went unclaimed, and went back into the central fund.
"We don't want that to happen this time. We would love for the winner to come forward," he said.
The lucky €5 quick pick ticket matched five numbers in the Friday January 11 draw.
Speaking after news of the winning ticket emerged, Louis said: “All the machines were down for most of Thursday and the printer went Thursday night so we were only just back in operation on Friday."
According to Louis the winning ticket was only two numbers out from the over €30 million bonanza.
“We have had a lot of winners over the years and we are known as one of the luckiest shops in Ireland. We had a €50k scratch card win over the last year and a tele bingo winner. We have also seen a lot of scratch card winners over the past 12 months.
Over the years we have been very lucky. Fifty years ago when my father ran the store we had a lot of winners on the Pools. That was in the time before the Lotto.”
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