The National Lottery has this morning appealed to Lotto players in Co. Wicklow after one lucky ticketholder scooped last night’s Lotto jackpot worth €11,225,280.
The mega jackpot win is the 15th highest jackpot since the Lotto was launched in 1988 and last night’s lucky ticketholder from the Garden County also winner becomes the 6th Lotto jackpot winner of 2019. So far this year, over €100 million has been won in prizes in the Lotto game which includes 14 new millionaires which have been created in the Lotto and Lotto Plus games.
Since 1988, there have been 55 Lotto jackpot winners in Co. Wicklow, amounting to a massive €87.2 million in jackpot prizes alone.
With over 103,000 winners in last night’s Lotto draws, the National Lottery today appealed to all of its players across the country to check their tickets to see if they are a winner.
The winning numbers are: 10, 13, 23, 24, 25, 44 and bonus number is 12.
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, it is important that we take some time to inform the winning retailer and of course to give the winning ticketholder the time and space they need to let this truly life-changing win to sink in. If you are the lucky ticketholder please be sure to sign the back of the ticket, keep it safe and contact the National Lottery prize claims team on 01 836 4444 and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize”.
This jackpot was close to being shared as another Laois player fell one number short, matching five numbers and the bonus ball. This lucky player has won €134,412 and they bought their ticket at Dunnes Stores at the Kyle Shopping Centre in Portlaoise.
While all the focus is surely last night’s Lotto jackpot win, the National Lottery spokesperson also confirmed that the Good Causes Fund was perhaps the biggest winner with funds raised in the most recent jackpot roll: “This jackpot has been rolling since Wednesday 12th June and since then Lotto sales alone have raised approximately €18.6 million for Good Causes all over Ireland. For over 32 years, this fund has been allocated to support worthwhile causes and local community projects across the country.
The highest Lotto Jackpot in the history of the National Lottery was €18.9 million in Hegarty’s, Staplestown, Co. Carlow, in June 2008.