One lucky lotto player in the west of Ireland came agonisingly close to the €19m Lotto jackpot this weekend, but is still walking away with a cool €595,521.
A player in Mayo matched five numbers and the bonus number on Saturday night, as did another in Dublin, with the splitting the boosted prize fund of €1,191,042.
The Mayo player purchased their Quick Pick ticket at Turlough Stores in Turlough, Castlebar on Friday, October 22, while the Dublin winner was playing online.
Attracta Barrett, who owns the winning Mayo store with her husband Michael, was delighted to hear that one of their customers became one of the biggest winners in Saturday night’s draw.
“This is the biggest prize that we have ever sold so we’re all absolutely thrilled. It’s lovely to think that someone in the town might have come into good luck overnight and on a bank holiday weekend as well.”
“There will be great excitement around the place today and I’m sure lots of customers will be keen to check their tickets. We wish the winner all the very best with their win!”
The winning numbers for last night’s Lotto draw were: 05, 10, 12, 23, 28, 47 and the bonus was 16.
With no winner of the jackpot, the record breaking roll will continue, with the prize capped at €19,060,800 for Wednesday’s draw.
The Mayo winner is advised to sign the back of their ticket and to keep it in a safe place until their make contact with the National Lottery claims team on 1800 666 222, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, so that arrangements can be made.
Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage and the Irish Language.
In total more than €6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 34 years ago. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.