Lottery fever continues to grip the country as someone in Ireland has woken up this morning a whopping €10,288,699 richer after hitting it lucky on last night’s mega Lotto Draw!
The sky high jackpot win comes the same week a large family syndicate from North Dublin scooped a mind-blowing €175 million on the EuroMillions game.
The National Lottery today appealed to all of its players across the country to check their tickets to see if they have become the 21st Lotto player in the history of Lotto to win over €10 million
The winning numbers are: 3, 19, 21, 29, 31, 35 and bonus number is 22.
A National Lottery spokesperson said it hopes to reveal the name of the winning store in the next couple of days. “With a jackpot win of this amount we need a little time to inform the shop owner and to give the winner time and space to let this huge win sink in.“
This jackpot was close to being shared as another Limerick Lotto player fell one number short, matching five numbers and the bonus ball. This lucky player has won €87,874 and bought their ticket at Deerpark Dairies on Davis Street, Limerick City.
This morning National Lottery CEO, Dermot Griffin, said “This has been an extraordinary week in the 32 year life of the National Lottery. We had our highest ever jackpot prize win with a family syndicate winning an incredible €175 million on EuroMillions. Now, just days later, we have a lucky Lotto player who has won this amazing €10.2 million prize.”
He added: “This jackpot has been rolling since before Christmas (last won on 19th December 2018) and since then Lotto sales have raised over €11.2m for Good Causes all over Ireland. Almost 30 cent in every Euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes all over Ireland in the areas of health, sport, arts, culture, heritage, youth, community and the Irish language. Last year alone more than €227 million was raised – or over €620,000 a day.“
Since the Lotto game was launched in 1988, 21 lucky players have won jackpots that exceed €10 million.
The highest Lotto Jackpot in the history of the National Lottery was €18.9 million in Hegarty’s, Staplestown, Co. Carlow, in June 2008.
The 20 previous Lotto Jackpots that exceeded the magic €10 million figure were:
|July 28th 2007||Centra, Farranree, Cork||Cork||€16,185,749.00|
|Sep 12th 2007||Statoil Service Station Tuam, Co. Galway||Galway||€10,067,238|
|Dec 22nd 2007||News + Choose, Loughrea, Co. Galway||Galway||€13,295,379|
|March 12th 2008||Tesco, Newbridge, Co. Kildare||Kildare||€14,543,033|
|April 26th 2008||Rowlagh News, Clondalkin Dublin 22||Dublin||€15,658,143|
|June 28th 2008||Hegarty’s, Staplestown, Co. Carlow||Carlow||€18,963,441|
|April 18th 2009||Spar, Glenageary, Co. Dublin||Dublin||€14,530,193|
|May 27th 2009||Dalkey PO, Dalkey, co. Dublin||Dublin||€13,150,324|
|April 14th 2010||Eason’s, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford||Waterford||€16,717,717|
|Oct 23rd 2010||Donnybrook Fair, Donnybrook, Dublin||Dublin||€16,390,239|
|Sept 24th 2011||Eurospar, Belmullet Ballina, Co. Mayo||Mayo||€11,033,593|
|Jan 30th 2013||Scanlon’s Newsagents, Thurles, Co. Tipperary||Tipperary||€10,613,747|
|May 29th 2013||Tesco Ireland Mullingar, Co. Westmeath||Westmeath||€10,651,567|
|June 4th 2014||American House, Main St. Bundoran, Co Donegal||Donegal||€12,155,282|
|Feb 5th 2015||Alan Jordan Centra, Curragh Grange, Newbridge, Co. Kildare||Kildare||€10,230,559|
|April 4th 2015||Souhan’s Filling Station, Haggard Street, Trim, Co. Meath||Meath||€10,650,121|
|Jan 23rd 2016||Carey’s, Main Street, Belmullet, Co. Mayo||Mayo||€13,793,435|
|Aug 20th 2016||Spar, Main Street, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim||Leitrim||€11,179,627|
|Dec 3rd 2016||Top Service Station, Amiens St Dublin 1||Dublin||€11,345,002|
|March 1st 2017||Supervalu, Knocklyon, Dublin 16||Dublin||€12,849,224|