THE owner of an unclaimed EuroMillions ticket worth a cool €1million has just 24 hours left to come forward.
The National Lottery has issued a final appeal to find the ticketholder before the prize deadline expires at 5.30pm on Friday, May 25.
The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at the Eason Store in Cork city's Wilton Shopping Centre on the day of the draw, Friday, February 23.
The draw included a special EuroMillionaire raffle with 25 guaranteed prizes of €1million. The raffle code of the Irish winner was I-DKB-06633.
National Lottery chief executive, Dermot Griffin, today called on all EuroMillions players to check their tickets ahead of the prize deadline.
He said: “With just over 24 hours to go until this deadline, I am once again appealing to all of our players, especially those in Cork, to check old tickets.
"Rummage in your handbags, wallets or purses, check on top of the fridge, the glove compartments of the car, coat pockets, wherever you keep your tickets.
"Somebody has won this prize and it would be a fantastic story if the winner was to find out about their good fortune at the last minute.”
Ticketholders are allowed 90 days from the date of a winning draw to claim their prize in person at National Lottery HQ in Dublin.
Winners are advised to sign the back of their ticket and call the National Lottery Prize Claims Team on 01 836 4444.
Tickets can be checked in store or through the National Lottery App.