National Lottery

  • A Co Roscommon man has today collected half a million euro from National Lottery headquarters, after winning the top prize on the Daily Millions Plus draw last Friday night.

    The man, who bought his ticket in Glancy's Suppermarket in Elphin, says he's still in shock.

    He checked his ticket on Friday night using the app, and was told to contact the National Lottery.

    He said couldn't believe his luck at winning the prize, and will now take his time before deciding how to spend his windfall.

    After collecting his prize money of €500,000 today, he said he will let the money sit in the bank for a while, and will it use some of it to buy a house.

     

     

     

  • Last night's EuroMillions jackpot, worth 175 million Euro, was won by a single ticket bought in Ireland.

    It hasn't been confirmed where the winning ticket was bought but the holder has become the biggest Irish lotto jackpot winner ever.

    The winning numbers were 1,8, 18, 19 and 39 - the lucky stars were 7 and 9.

    The National Lottery says it may take a few days to pinpoint where the winning ticket was sold.

    The record-breaking win is higher than the €115 million won by Limerick woman Dolores McNamara in 2005.

    This is the 14th Irish EuroMillions win, since the game was launched here in 2004.

    Two of the winning tickets were sold in Castlebar - in April 2014, a prize of €15 million was claimed on a ticket sold at Staunton's Costcutter in Castlebar, and in July 2017, a syndicate from the West of Ireland won a €29 million Euromillions jackpot after buying their ticket in Garryduff XL store on Pound Road in Castlebar.

  • A family from Foxford have today collected a €1 million prize from the National Lottery headquarters, after winning the Daily Million top prize last week.

    The lucky family, from the village of Foxford, didn't know they had scooped the top prize until the mother checked the draw results on RTE Aertel.

    The winning ticket was sold at Gannon's Post office and store in Foxford on the day of the draw - this day last week.

    The winning mother said they were unaware there was a €1 million ticket sold in Foxford that day, until she turned on the television in the evening and flicked to the Aertel channel to check the draw numbers.

    She said she checked the ticket 10 or 20 times before allowing herself believe she had the winning ticket.

    The family, who wish to remain anonymous, decided to take some time out before collecting their prize money, and have promised not to get carried away with their newfound wealth.

     

     

     

     

  • A group of Galway work colleagues embarked on what’s being described as a “top secret mission” as they discreetly collected a EuroMillions prize worth €1 million from National Lottery headquarters in Dublin today.

    The lucky Galway group won the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ prize of €1,005,000 on Friday 6th July with a Quick Pick ticket which was purchased at the Spar Store in the Ballybrit Technology Park in Co. Galway.

    “It’s incredibly exciting,” said the leader of the syndicate. “We have been in work all week whispering to each other like school children. Absolutely nobody in work knows that we have won a million euros between us. It’s a perfect amount for us to share and we decided to keep the win secret and didn’t want any fuss in work.”

    News of the win filtered through the group on Saturday morning as the syndicate leader frantically called each member to deliver the news.

    The syndicate described their individual prize share as ‘truly life-changing’ and plans have already been made to clear mortgages and splash out on holidays and new cars:

  • The National Lottery has confirmed that a small syndicate from Galway today claimed the Lotto jackpot prize of over 8.5 million euro from the draw held on 12th May.

    This was the biggest Lotto jackpot of 2018 to date.

    The winners say they plan to travel the world in style with their life-changing 8.5 million euro prize, by taking a once-in-a-lifetime luxury trip around the world.

    The winning ticket was sold at the Corrib Oil Service Station on The Hill in Loughrea.

    The syndicate members wish to keep their win private, but spoke today of their initial shock after hitting the jackpot.

    They’ve decided to only tell immediate family about their win.

     

     

  • The West was well and truly awake today as it emerged a lucky player in Co. Galway scooped last night’s mega Lotto jackpot worth more than €8.5 million.

    The shop that sold the life-changing €8,549,067 Lotto Jackpot winning ticket was Corrib Oil Service Station in The Hill, Loughrea, making it Galway's 93rd Lotto Jackpot win since Lotto launched in 1988. Galway’s total Lotto jackpot prize win now stands at a whopping €146 million.
     
    Corrib Oil Service Station store manager, Pat Halligan, said this morning that Lotto fever has gripped the histroic town as news spread about the thrilling win.
     
    The winning ticket was a Quick Pick, and with a lot of traffic through the shop it could be anyone, Pat said. The shop is part of the Corrib Oil Group with more than 14 stores in Ireland.
     
    Last night’s winning numbers were: 5, 6, 14, 19, 22, 30 and Bonus 24 .

  • The National Lottery is continuing to appeal to Lotto players in the Castlebar and Athlone areas to check their tickets carefully, as the latest Lotto millionaires have yet to make contact.

    On Saturday 22nd May, the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was won by a player in Mayo.

    The winning ticket was bought the previous day in Cunninghams Costcutters in Belcarra.

     The same night, the Lotto jackpot of over €6.4 million was won by the holder of a QuickPick ticket sold in the Applegreen Service Station in the Arcadia Retail park on the motorway just outside Athlone.

    Lotto players in both areas are being urged to check their tickets carefully, as the winners have yet to come forward.

     

     

     

  • Mayo is the third luckiest lotto county in the country.

    Co. Louth may be Ireland’s smallest county, but when it comes to Lotto wins it has been the luckiest over the last 30 years, new National Lottery data reveals.

    The National Lottery today unveiled Ireland’s Luckiest Lotto counties calculating the number of jackpot winners since the game launched in 1988 against 2016 Census population records.

    Coming a close second place is Co. Donegal, which has clocked up 90 Lotto jackpot winners in 30 years, sharing over €116 million in prizes. Based on the Census 2016 population figures, that’s 5.65 Lotto jackpot winners for every 10,000 people in the county.

    The Mayo Lotto players come third on the Lotto list with 4.44 Lotto jackpot winners per 10,000 people. They have had 58 Lotto jackpot winners sharing over €103 million in prizes.

     

  • One lucky Lotto player from Mayo will share last night's Lotto prize of over €100,000 with a player in Dublin.

    Both matched five numbers and the bonus to win €50,123 each.

    The Mayo ticket was sold in The Store in Ballintubber on Tuesday, and was a Quick Pick ticket.

    The winning numbers in last night's Lotto draw were 1, 3, 26, 27, 41, 47 and bonus 16.

    The lucky winners are advised to sign the back of the ticket and contact the National Lottery claims team.

    Both players were just one number away from the €3.2 million jackpot on offer last night, which was not won.

     

  • A Mayo man travelled to National Lottery headquarters in Dublin yesterday to claim a cheque for €500,000.

    He won the Euromillions Plus prize on 16th February, after buying the lucky ticket at Garryduff XL Store on Pound Road in Castlebar.

    The winner told Lottery staff that he plans to use some of the money to buy a house.

     

  • Mayo Mental Health Association, Ballyhaunis Golf Club, the Achill International Harp Festival, Swift Conservation Ireland and the Ballinglen Arts Festival are the five Mayo clubs, community projects and organisations announced today as county winners in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019.

    The awards were created to honour and showcase the inspiring work being carried out by thousands of projects, clubs and individuals in their local communities across Ireland thanks to National Lottery Good Causes funding. Nearly 30 cent of every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes all over the country.

    The Mayo winners are:

    • Sport - Ballyhaunis Golf Club
    • Health & Wellbeing– Mayo Mental Health Association
    • Arts & Culture -Achill International Harp Festival
    • Heritage -Swift Conservation Ireland
    • Community -Ballinglen Arts Festival


    The awards, which culminates in a televised Gala Awards Dinner in Dublin on Saturday, 2nd November, has six main categories: Sport, Health & Wellbeing, Heritage, Arts & Culture, Community and Youth. A seventh category, Irish Language, will have a special award to be announced on the night at the Awards final, in recognition of outstanding work done in the promotion of the Irish Language.

    The full list of County Winners can be found at www.lottery.ie/goodcausesawards.

    These winners will now go forward to the six Regional finals, competing for a place in the National Finals in Dublin on Saturday 2nd November. Each category winner will received €10,000 and the overall Good Cause of the Year will receive an additional €25,000.  

  • The National Lottery is encouraging anyone who bought a Daily Millions ticket in Foxford Post Office on Thursday last, to again check their numbers, as no one, as yet, has claimed the one million euro prize.

    A spokesperson for the National Lottery told Midwest News today that they are still awaiting a call from the lucky ticket holder.

    Speculation remains rife in Foxford as to who the new millionaire might be.

    The Daily Million ticket was sold in Gannon’s  Post Office in Foxford sometime before the 2pm draw on Thursday last, January 24th.

    The winning numbers were 15,16,20, 27, 32, 35 and the bonus number was 30

  • The National Lottery is encouraging anyone who bought a Daily Millions ticket in Foxford Post Office on Thursday last, to again check their numbers, as no one, as yet, has claimed the one million euro prize.

    A spokesperson for the National Lottery told Midwest News today that they are still awaiting a call from the lucky ticket holder.

    Speculation remains rife in Foxford as to who the new millionaire might be.

    The Daily Million ticket was sold in Gannon’s  Post Office in Foxford sometime before the 2pm draw on Thursday last, January 24th.

    The winning numbers were 15,16,20, 27, 32, 35 and the bonus number was 30

  • The National Lottery is encouraging anyone who bought a Daily Millions ticket in Foxford Post Office on Thursday last, to again check their numbers, as no one, as yet, has claimed the one million euro prize.

    A spokesperson for the National Lottery told Midwest News today that they are still awaiting a call from the lucky ticket holder.

    Speculation remains rife in Foxford as to who the new millionaire might be.

    The Daily Million ticket was sold in Gannon’s  Post Office in Foxford sometime before the 2pm draw on Thursday last, January 24th.

    The winning numbers were 15,16,20, 27, 32, 35 and the bonus number was 30

  • The National Lottery is encouraging anyone who bought a Daily Millions ticket in Foxford Post Office on Thursday last, to again check their numbers, as no one, as yet, has claimed the one million euro prize.

    A spokesperson for the National Lottery told Midwest News today that they are still awaiting a call from the lucky ticket holder.

    Speculation remains rife in Foxford as to who the new millionaire might be.

    The Daily Million ticket was sold in Gannon’s  Post Office in Foxford sometime before the 2pm draw on Thursday last, January 24th.

    The winning numbers were 15,16,20, 27, 32, 35 and the bonus number was 30

  • The National Lottery is encouraging anyone who bought a Daily Millions ticket in Foxford Post Office on Thursday last, to again check their numbers, as no one, as yet, has claimed the one million euro prize.

    A spokesperson for the National Lottery told Midwest News today that they are still awaiting a call from the lucky ticket holder.

    Speculation remains rife in Foxford as to who the new millionaire might be.

    The Daily Million ticket was sold in Gannon’s  Post Office in Foxford sometime before the 2pm draw on Thursday last, January 24th.

    The winning numbers were 15,16,20, 27, 32, 35 and the bonus number was 30

  • The National Lottery is encouraging anyone who bought a Daily Millions ticket in Foxford Post Office on Thursday last, to again check their numbers, as no one, as yet, has claimed the one million euro prize.

    A spokesperson for the National Lottery told Midwest News today that they are still awaiting a call from the lucky ticket holder.

    Speculation remains rife in Foxford as to who the new millionaire might be.

    The Daily Million ticket was sold in Gannon’s  Post Office in Foxford sometime before the 2pm draw on Thursday last, January 24th.

    The winning numbers were 15,16,20, 27, 32, 35 and the bonus number was 30

  • The National Lottery is encouraging anyone who bought a Daily Millions ticket in Foxford Post Office on Thursday last, to again check their numbers, as no one, as yet, has claimed the one million euro prize.

    A spokesperson for the National Lottery told Midwest News today that they are still awaiting a call from the lucky ticket holder.

    Speculation remains rife in Foxford as to who the new millionaire might be.

    The Daily Million ticket was sold in Gannon’s  Post Office in Foxford sometime before the 2pm draw on Thursday last, January 24th.

    The winning numbers were 15,16,20, 27, 32, 35 and the bonus number was 30

  • The National Lottery is encouraging anyone who bought a Daily Millions ticket in Foxford Post Office on Thursday last, to again check their numbers, as no one, as yet, has claimed the one million euro prize.

    A spokesperson for the National Lottery told Midwest News today that they are still awaiting a call from the lucky ticket holder.

    Speculation remains rife in Foxford as to who the new millionaire might be.

    The Daily Million ticket was sold in Gannon’s  Post Office in Foxford sometime before the 2pm draw on Thursday last, January 24th.

    The winning numbers were 15,16,20, 27, 32, 35 and the bonus number was 30

  • The National Lottery is encouraging anyone who bought a Daily Millions ticket in Foxford Post Office on Thursday last, to again check their numbers, as no one, as yet, has claimed the one million euro prize.

    A spokesperson for the National Lottery told Midwest News today that they are still awaiting a call from the lucky ticket holder.

    Speculation remains rife in Foxford as to who the new millionaire might be.

    The Daily Million ticket was sold in Gannon’s  Post Office in Foxford sometime before the 2pm draw on Thursday last, January 24th.

    The winning numbers were 15,16,20, 27, 32, 35 and the bonus number was 30