Lucky Irish bettor wins € 781,000 in national lottery draw

One lucky winner took home € 781,000 in Wednesday night’s national lottery draw, although the jackpot remains intact.

While there was no winner of the € 19million jackpot – a prize that has not been claimed for almost six months – one player did win the Match 5 + Bonus prize.

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 8, 10, 19, 31, 41 and 43, with bonus number 29.

One lucky winner took home € 781,000 in Wednesday night’s national lottery draw, although the jackpot remains intact. Photo: Shutterstock

There was no winner of the Lotto Plus 1 prize of € 1,000,000 or the Lotto Plus 2 prize of € 250,000.

In total, over 141,000 players have won prizes in this week’s Lotto and Lotto Plus draws.

This week’s victory comes just one week after two players also managed to win the Match 5 + Bonus prize, each taking home just over € 384,000.

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There was no winner of the Lotto Plus 1 prize of € 1,000,000 or the Lotto Plus 2 prize of € 250,000. Photo: Shutterstock

Meanwhile, Taoiseach Micheal Martin supported calls for an investigation into the lottery’s unprecedented turnover.

Responding to the question raised by Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan, Micheal Martin suggested that the lottery bosses could be brought before the Oireachtas finance committee.

The concern is that a jackpot that has not been won for nearly six months could damage player confidence and possibly impact the good causes associated with the national lottery.

Meanwhile, Taoiseach Micheal Martin supported calls for an investigation into the lottery’s unprecedented turnover. Photo: Mark Stedman / Ireland Photocall

A spokesperson for the National Lottery also noted that such a long rollover is “unprecedented”.

They added that the rules of the game do not allow a scenario to be won “yet”.


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