Northern Ireland

County Down lottery winner claims £280,000 prize

The winner has until 19 April to claim the prize
Image caption The winning ticket was from 22 October

A lottery prize of more than £280,000 has been claimed in County Down following a public appeal for the winner to come forward.

The lucky player bought the Lotto ticket on Saturday 22 October and won the 5+Bonus prize of £285,482.

A spokesperson for National Lottery operator Camelot said they were delighted the winner had come forward.

"It would have been awful if the ticket-holder had missed out on this substantial sum of money," they said.

"We would like to remind all National Lottery players to check their tickets every time they play."

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