There is some confusion in Co Sligo this week as it has been revealed that the National Lottery still hasn’t paid out on a winning ticket, after the massive €8.24 million ticket was won a number of weeks ago.
The news comes after the local shopkeeper’s son where the lucky ticket was sold has revealed that the winning prize money has not yet been distributed by the National Lottery .
The circumstances surrounding the unusual delay has been labelled a mystery by the shopkeeper, it is understood the winning ticket was sold by Matt Lyons at his XL Stop & Shop in Stephen Street in Co Sligo on March 5.
Meanwhile a Lottery spokesman told the Irish Mirror newspaper: “We are continuing to engage with the ticket holder and won’t be making any further comment at this time.” The huge jackpot hasn’t been paid out yet.
A ticket holder claimed the huge fortune on Wednesday, 30th March, which was 13 days ago. It is understood that there are things which need to be resolved before the money can be paid out.”
However the unusual delay has puzzled shop owner the former Lord Mayor of Sligo Matt Ryan and his son Alan who said: “It’s a strange one. “The rumour mill around Sligo town is that there is a syndicate and there may have been a falling out.
“There seems to be something slowing it down.”As a retailer we won’t be given any information unless the winner goes public. “I believe that the lottery are engaging with the ticket holder but the money hasn’t been paid as yet. “We’d like to see whatever issue has happened, to be cleared up.”
Source: The Irish Mirror