Lotto Ireland: Winner scoops €19m National Lottery jackpot in ‘must-win’ draw

There was a jackpot winner from Saturday night’s ‘unmissable’ National Lottery draw worth €19.06 million.

The winning numbers drawn were: 2, 9, 16, 30, 37, 40 and the bonus number 23.

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The exact location where the winning ticket was sold has not yet been made public.

Ahead of the draw, the National Lottery said it had experienced technical difficulties with its website and app due to high traffic volumes and apologized to affected players.

Saturday night’s draw was a must-do after more than seven months without a jackpot winner.

The jackpot had not been won since June 9 and had been capped at €19.06 million since early October.

Had there still been no winner of Saturday’s jackpot, the prize would have gone to winners in lower tiers, resulting in multiple winners.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “Saturday’s special ‘will be won’ lotto draw has truly lived up to the excitement of the past few days and we are delighted to see so many winners sharing that feeling of victory. .

“The €19,060,800 Lotto jackpot was officially won by a player who matched all six numbers, meaning the ‘Will Be Won’ mechanism was not needed tonight.

“We are now asking all of our players to check their tickets very carefully to see if they are in possession of the golden ticket. If they are the lucky winner, we encourage them to immediately sign the back of the ticket and contact our Prize Claims team on 1800 666 222 or email [email protected], and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize.

“Tonight also turned out to be a great night for 149 players who benefited from the boosted prize fund to the Match 5 + Bonus prize tier. As the Lotto jackpot was capped at €19,060,800 the funds that would typically go to the jackpot were transferred to the next prize tier with a winner and in tonight’s draw it was the Match 5+ prize tier Bonuses.

National Lottery spokesman Fran Whearty said National Lottery retail partners reported “incredibly strong” ticket sales.

Approval for the draw to be won was granted by the National Lottery regulator this week. Compulsory raffles will be held in the future to prevent such long rollovers from happening again.

Going forward, jackpots will be guaranteed to be won no more than five draws after the cap has been reached.

The €1 million Lotto Plus 1 jackpot numbers were: 5, 9, 16, 27, 33, 41 (bonus 12). The Lotto Plus 2 jackpot numbers of €250,000 were: 6, 11, 19, 23, 26, 44 (bonus 16). The raffle number was 9398.

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