IMAGINE starting off the new year with this lump sum. Well, one Dublin lotto player may be doing just that, if they act fast.
Because someone in Dublin has won the massive €500,000 EuroMillions prize.
The winning ticket was purchased in the Mace store in the Kilbarrack shopping centre in Dublin 5. It was a Quick Pick ticket and the numbers were the winning numbers from the EuroMillions Plus draw were: 09, 18, 26, 32 and 43.
"There are just hours to go to claim this EuroMillions Plus prize of €500,000 as it will expire at 5pm this evening," a spokesperson for the National Lottery explained.
They added, "Ticketholders have 90 days from the date of the draw to claim their prize and we don’t want someone to miss out on this substantial prize, which will be useful for anyone after the Christmas period.
“Today, we are asking all our Dublin players, particularly those who play or shop in Kilbarrack, to stop and take a minute to check their pockets, handbags, purses, wallets, car glove boxes – wherever you keep your Lottery tickets to see if you have this valuable piece of paper.
"If you do have the winning ticket, please sign the back of the ticket and contact the National Lottery prize claims team as soon as possible on 01 836 4444."
The store in which the ticket was sold has urged customers to check their tickets.
Store manager Ellen McManus said, "This genuinely could be a life-changing prize to one of our customers and we are absolutely amazed that we haven’t heard from the winner yet.
"When the prize was won in October, there was huge excitement in the town which makes it even more surprising that it still hasn’t been claimed.
"We are asking everybody in the area to thoroughly check their homes, cars and maybe even their old handbags to see if they have the winning ticket hidden away.”
So if you've been in this store in the past while, I would double, triple and quadruple check your Euromillions ticket. There is a matter of hours to claim your potentially life-changing prize!