The National Lottery has urged its Lotto players who played last night to check their tickets in case they are Ireland's newest millionaire.
The golden Quick Pick ticket of the Lotto Plus 1 draw was sold in Costcutters at the N20 Mallow Plaza on the Limerick Road, Mallow, Co. Cork.
The winning numbers for the €1m jackpot were: 8, 15, 22, 32, 34, 41 and the bonus number was 46.
This is the second winner of the Lotto Plus 1 top prize since Lotto and Lotto Plus game enhancements were introduced on September 1st.
Also last night a lucky Dublin Lotto player matched five numbers and the bonus on the main Lotto draw to win €134,029.
The player fell just one number short of scooping the Lotto jackpot of €3.9 million. This Quick Pick ticket was bought at the News & Gifts shop in Killiney Shopping Centre, Rochestown Avenue, Co Dublin.
The delighted manager of the Costcutters store that sold last night’s Lotto Plus 1 winning ticket, Michael Griffin, said today:
“It was a great call to get from the National Lottery today to let me know we had sold a ticket creating a millionaire! I’m delighted for whoever it is. We are in the N20 Mallow plaza so, a place with a lot of footfall and passing trade, so the winner could be anyone. However, it would be fantastic if it was one of our local and regular customers. We are encouraging all our customers to check their tickets carefully this morning. There is a great buzz about the place”.
National Lottery CEO, Dermot Griffin said today:
“We’re delighted to have our second winner of the new Lotto Plus game. This was the reason we made enhancements – to create more millionaires and more winners and we saw that with last night’s draw with our €1 million winner in Cork and our Match 5 Plus Bonus in Co. Dublin.”
What a treat to get ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.