A winning lotto ticket worth almost €120,000 which was sold in Ballyshannon has been found just days before it expired.
The lucky ticket was found in an old jacket put in a wardrobe.
The family who thought they had bought the ticket had ripped their house apart looking for the winning ticket.
The Euromillions ticket was bought in Ballyshannon and was due to expire on November 26th next.
A delighted member of the family syndicate told the National Lottery of their relief of finding their winning ticket with just days before the prize claim deadline.
She said “You cannot imagine the weight that has been lifted off our shoulders!
“For the past month, all of the newspapers have been full of stories about this unclaimed prize and we were completely panicking because we knew we bought a ticket in that store but we couldn’t lay our hands on it.
“We practically turned the house upside down looking for this ticket but we just couldn’t find it. Finally, over the weekend, I was clearing out my wardrobe and I came across an old jacket that I hardly ever wear anymore.
“I instinctively put my hands into the pockets of the jacket and there it is – a EuroMillions ticket worth nearly €120,000.
“It’s very difficult to describe the relief of finding it after all this time.
“We’ve finally stopped worrying and we’re now looking forward to making plans for our prize money.”Tags: