Cork family leave it until very late to collect €1 million Lotto winnings 5 months ago

Cork family leave it until very late to collect €1 million Lotto winnings

The winning ticket almost ended up in the bin.

A family from Cork has collected a life-changing amount of money from the National Lottery offices in Dublin today (8 January), more than two months after they actually won the jackpot.

The family, who have chosen to remain an anonymous, said: "We had absolutely no idea that we had a Lotto ticket worth €1 million in the house for two months.

"It was Christmas week and we were clearing out one of the rooms when we came across this Lotto ticket so we checked it on the National Lottery phone app to make sure there was nothing on it before we put it in the bin."

The lucky Normal Play ticket was purchased at the Centra store on Main Street in Carrigtwohill, Cork on 1 November, 2018.

You have 90 days from the date of the draw to claim any Irish Lotto prize which you are due, meaning that the family from Cork had only three weeks left to pick up their huge windfall.