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Winner of €8.2m Lotto jackpot to receive extra €50,000 in interest because of payment delay

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Winner of €8.2m Lotto jackpot to receive extra €50,000 in interest because of payment delay

The winner of the €8.2m Lotto jackpot will receive an extra €50,000 in interest because of the delay by the National Lottery in releasing the money.

A dispute followed presentation of the winning ticket, which was sold in the XL Stop and Shop on Stephen Street, Sligo, on March 5.

Following negotiations, and after considering High Court action, the winner says the matter is resolved after a decision by the National Lottery to pay interest on top of the €8,244,502 jackpot win.

A well-placed source told the Sunday Independent that this figure was around €50,000 — bringing the total winnings to just under €8.3m.

Lotto bosses last night refused to give any details on why the money had not been paid out in the standard fashion.

In a statement, it confirmed it would provide an “update” once this prize money has been collected.

“As has always been the case, the National Lottery never comments on the specifics of individual claims to protect the privacy of the claimant,” it added.