Almost €15 million in Ireland Lottery prize money goes unclaimed
At a time when so many are strapped for cash, the prospect of a lottery win has never been more alluring. Yet according to figures obtained from the Ireland National Lottery, 14.7 million (US$18.9 million) in lottery prize money was left uncollected last year alone.
Whether they ended up down the back of the couch or in the wash, winning tickets worth 90 million have gone unclaimed in the last five years.
Among the forfeited windfalls last year were a 350,000 Plus 1 prize, from a ticket so ...
May 15, 2013, 7:39 am - Lottery News forum
Irish $16M lottery winner still claiming over $6,000 a year in benefits
An Irishman is still claiming disability benefits in the UK after winning over $16 million in the lottery.
Michael O'Shea, who grew up in Co. Kerry and resides in Nottingham, made headlines in October 2005 when he and his wife Jean won 10.2 million on the Euro Millions lotto jackpot.
Since becoming a millionaire overnight, the father of three has been paid almost $50,000 ( 31,500) in disability benefits, the Daily Mail reports.
However the 72-year-old retired builder is doing nothing il ...
Feb 8, 2012, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum
Ireland TV network red-faced after huge lottery numbers blunder
Ireland's national television broadcaster is hoping the country's newest Lotto millionaire hasn't thrown away their winning ticket after watching the live drawing broadcast on Saturday night.
RTE was forced to rectify a huge mistake on air, after broadcasting the wrong numbers for two draws, including the main Lotto results.
Many people from Northern Ireland also play the Republic's lottery, as well as the British National Lottery, to increase their chances of instant riches.
Lotto head ...
Dec 20, 2011, 7:34 am - Lottery News forum
Irish NY lottery winner's estranged husband wants half
Patricia Daly, an Ireland native from Tullamore, Co. Offaly, struck gold with a Quick Pick in the New York State Lottery in January but now faces a battle to hold onto her winnings, with her estranged husband launching a legal bid for what he claims is his rightful share.
(See Long Island waitress wins $21.5M Lotto jackpot, Lottery Post, Jan. 28, 2011.)
Daly, 40, is a single mother of three who emigrated to New York in 1995. She was one of eight players who won a combined $32.5 million, cl ...
Sep 7, 2011, 4:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Store wins lottery prize on mistake ticket
Will 'give away' prize
Tesco Ireland, the Irish arm of supermarket group Tesco, is to give away a 500,000 (US$713,000) Euro Millions prize it won by accident on April Fool's Day.
The retail giant is understood to have won the huge prize inadvertently last week. A customer had asked for a 4 quick-pick ticket but was issued with a 9 ticket by mistake.
The customer was then issued a new ticket, while the 9 ticket was locked inside the cashier's register.
However, the following morning t ...
Apr 7, 2011, 9:22 am - Lottery News forum
Estranged husband of N.Y. Lottery winner to sue for his share
The estranged husband of the Irishwoman who won a $21.5 million New York Lottery jackpot is set to sue her for his share of the winnings.
Patricia Daley Eisel's divorce from her husband, Jamie Eisel, was not yet finalised at the time of her win which worked out to $8 million after taxes in January. (See Long Island waitress wins $21.5M Lotto jackpot, Lottery Post, Jan. 28, 2011.)
They separated a year ago, after 13 years of marriage, and he is now living with a new partner. Patricia and Ja ...
Feb 21, 2011, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum
Ireland Lottery draws two €1 million raffle winners
By Todd Northrop
The Ireland Lottery conducted its annual Christmas raffle drawing Friday, awarding two grand prizes of 1 million (US$1.3 million) and many smaller cash prizes.
A complete list of winning numbers for the drawing can be found at Lottery Post's Ireland Lottery Results page.
Christmas Raffle tickets went on sale Oct. 18. Only 450,000 of the 20 tickets were made available for sale.
The final draw took place this evening (Dec. 31), but for those who purchased their tickets ...
Dec 31, 2010, 10:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Irish Lottery jackpot up to €15m for tonight's draw
Cash-strapped workers tired of the economic doom and gloom will be rushing to pick up their Ireland Lotto ticket today with tonight's jackpot approaching a cool 15 million (US$20 million).
The life-changing jackpot has been rolling since March 10 and this draw will be the ninth since it began.
The bumper pot includes 4m from the unclaimed prize fund, which holds on to money that was never picked up by winners.
More than 2m from this fund was added into the jackpot on St Patrick's Day, a ...
Apr 10, 2010, 2:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Unemployed man wins £4.5M Ireland lottery jackpot
Plans to travel overseas: I ve never been abroad
Winner urged by financial expert to seek planning advice
Northern Ireland's new Lottery millionaire Seamus Duffy revealed that he was feeling lucky in the run up to hitting the 4.5 million (US$7.4 million) jackpot.
The unemployed father-of-six from Greysteel in Co Londonderry, said he had enjoyed a few less exciting Lottery wins in the weeks before the big one.
But despite his winning streak, he never expected to scoop such a fortune. ...
Aug 12, 2009, 10:48 am - Lottery News forum
Record Irish Lottery win offers escape from hard life
The Cinderella-style magic of the Irish National Lottery was never more evident than on Cork's Bridevalley estate yesterday.
The huge 16 million (US $22.1 million) Lotto jackpot won by Paul and Helen Cunningham and the dream lifestyle it can now offer them stood in stark contrast to the everyday challenges facing people in this most tight-knit of northside communities.
Bridevalley is a proud area where everyone knows and watches out for everyone else and locals are deeply protectiv ...
Jul 30, 2007, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum
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