Donegal Lotto winner still at
THE National Lottery
has still to hear from the lucky winner of last
Saturday’s (14th January) Lotto jackpot of a mega
€4,434,994 won on a ticket sold in Co. Donegal.
The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at Daly’s
Topaz on the Letterkenny Road in Lifford. But there
has been no contact from the lucky ticket holder.
Meanwhile, another Donegal player who matched five
numbers plus bonus on the same draw to win a cool
€283,274 has claimed his win. The young man said he
has told nobody yet of his good fortune and
indicated he may keep it that way.
Dermot Griffin, CEO of the National Lottery today
appealed for Lotto players to check their tickets:
“It is still early days but one week on from the
Lotto draw and the ticket holder has yet to make
contact with us. Again we are appealing for all of
our players in Donegal, and the border area, to
check their tickets.”
He continued: “There is a strong possibility that
the ticket holder already knows they have won the
€4.4 million but for whatever reason are taking
their time to come in and claim their prize. They
could be getting financial advice or letting it all
sink in or they could have even gone on holiday
straight away – all of which has happened before
with past winners”.
The National Lottery advises, if you are this lucky
ticket holder, that you sign the back of the ticket
and contact the National Lottery Prize Claims Team
on 01 836 4444 and make arrangements to collect your
During the week, Daly’s Topaz store owner, which
sold the winning ticket, Austin Daly, speculated
that the winner could be either side of the border
stating that “between 40 and 50 per cent of our
business is from over the border in Co. Tyrone so
you never know. We have a lot of passing traffic
here as well as a good local trade. So who knows?”
The winning numbers for the Lotto draw that night
were: 1, 2, 7, 33, 34, 40 and bonus number was 6.
One prize that has been
claimed, however, was the ticket that matched five
numbers and the bonus prize of €283,274 in the same
draw. This was claimed earlier today by a Donegal
man in his 20’s who was indeed a cool customer.
The winner stated that he had yet to tell anyone of
his win, including his own parents. As well as that
he claimed that he is unsure if he will ever tell
anyone. He said: “I saw on Facebook that there was a
winner sold at G&S. So I checked the numbers and my
heart was beating out of my chest. I stayed quiet
thus far and once I had my cheque I was going to
surprise the parents but now I am sitting here, I
might just see how long I can keep my little
He bought his ticket in G & S Supermarket at Church
Road in Carndonagh.