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Ticketholder in Ireland claims 66 million euro share of EuroMillions jackpot

Published 01/02/2016

The claimant is yet to attend the National Lottery headquarters in person
The claimant is yet to attend the National Lottery headquarters in person

A ticketholder in Ireland has come forward to claim a 66 million euro (£50 million) share of Friday's EuroMillions jackpot.

The claimant has been in contact with the National Lottery in Ireland to say that they have the ticket, but still has to attend the headquarters in person to officially claim the prize.

They have 90 days from the date of the draw in which to do so.

A spokeswoman for the National Lottery in Dublin said: "They have been in contact with National Lottery HQ just to say 'we have got the winning ticket, we would like to come in and claim it'."

The massive jackpot prize was shared between two winning tickets, with the other winner coming from France.

The winning numbers were 01, 05, 23, 29, 32 and the lucky stars were 01 and 07.

Six UK tickets matched five main numbers and one lucky star to each win £303,465.20.

Last week Camelot warned that it would take action against anyone who tried to con it out of a massive £33 million jackpot following a Lotto draw on January 9.

The lottery operator had been investigating hundreds of claims of lost, damaged or stolen tickets in Worcester before the punter who scooped the half-share came forward. The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

After Camelot announced the ticket had been bought in Worcester, hundreds of people came forward claiming to have a lost, damaged or stolen ticket with the six winning numbers, including grandmother Susanne Hinte, who said she put hers through the wash.

Ms Hinte, 48, from Worcester, reportedly made contact with Camelot advisers, claiming her winning ticket no longer had a readable date or barcode.

Married couple David and Carol Martin, both 54, from Hawick in the Scottish Borders, won the other half of the massive payout from the January 9 draw.

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