The £1,796,081 jackpot prize from the Lotto draw on November 29, 2014 has now been claimed in the Newry and Mourne area.
In recent weeks appeals were made through the media for ticketholders in the area to check their pockets for tickets as a jackpot had been won.
In a statement, Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, operator of The National Lottery, said they were “delighted that the winner of this amazing prize has now come forward, especially just before Christmas, and we hope that they will enjoy their win”.
“It would have been awful if the ticket-holder had missed out on this substantial and life-changing amount of money. We would like to remind all National Lottery players to check their tickets every time they play.”
The name of the winner has not been released.