Attention Carrickmacross Lotto players! Monaghan newsagent sells €1 million top prize ticket


Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot heads towards highest amount in 10 years!

A local family-run store located in the heart of Carrickmacross has been revealed as the selling location for Saturday night’s Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1,000,000. The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold on the day of the draw (4th September) at Birdys Newsagents on the Main Street in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.

Store manager, Colm Birdy, was overjoyed to hear the good news from the weekend: “What a time for a win! With the Lotto jackpot rolling for a good few weeks now, it’s great to hear that one of our customers has come into a nice bit of luck and won themselves €1,000,000. Back in 2013, we sold a winning Lotto Plus 2 ticket worth €250,000 and there was a great buzz around the town after that. Our customers were all coming in for the craic and banter when the news got out and to check their tickets over the few days after the draw. I’m sure as news gets out about this win that it’ll be the same again. We have lots of local customers from the area so it would be lovely if it was someone from the town who has won. Our family-run store is coming up to its 100-year anniversary after our family took over in 1928 so it’s great to see a Lotto win, and hopefully another few, before then too.”

Carrickmacross Co Monaghan shop sell Lotto Plus 1 winning ticket

Photo: Imagery from Birdys Newsagents on Main Street in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan which sold the Lotto Plus 1 top prize ticket for Saturday night’s draw (4th September)

The National Lottery are urging Lotto players in Monaghan to check their tickets carefully as Ireland’s newest Lotto millionaire has yet to come forward. The winning ticket holder is advised to sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a safe place. They should contact the prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prize.

Meanwhile, Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot could become the highest jackpot seen in the game in over 10 years. As there was no winner of the €13,612,936 jackpot on offer on Saturday night, Wednesday’s jackpot is now set to roll to an estimated €14 million. Excitement continues to build all over the country as a potential single winner of the life-changing amount could become the 8th highest Lotto jackpot winner since the game was launched in 1988. The last time that a jackpot reached a similar amount was in March 2011 when two players from Cavan and Cork shared a jackpot of €14,037,236.

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.