Cat’s got the Lotto cream! National Lottery confirm Wednesday’s €12.7 million Lotto jackpot was won in Co. Kilkenny

Bumper night of Lotto wins also sees players in Cavan, Dublin and Laois winning huge prizes

Lotto players across Co. Kilkenny have been put on high alert this morning after the National Lottery announced that the winner of last night’s €12,740,043 Lotto jackpot bought their winning Quick Pick ticket in a Kilkenny store. The ticket holder who has yet to make contact with the National Lottery to claim their prize has officially becomes the 12th  largest Lotto jackpot winner in the history of the game. The National Lottery plan to name the winning store in the coming days.

The National Lottery has also confirmed that the Kilkenny jackpot winner wasn’t the only big winner in Wednesday night’s massive draw as further players in Cavan, Dublin and Laois won incredible prizes.

Ticket holders in Co. Laois are also being asked to check their tickets after the Lotto Plus 2 top prize of €250,000 was won with a Quick Pick ticket purchased at the Corrib Oil service station in Fairgreen in Portlaoise on the day of the draw (Wednesday 14th April).

Meanwhile, two further players in Cavan and Dublin also came agonisingly close to sharing the €12.7 million jackpot on offer after they won the Match 5 + Bonus prize which was worth €416,263. The winners will each take home a prize of €208,132. The winning Cavan Quick Pick ticket was sold at Cullies Mace services station on the Ballyhayes Road in Cavan Town while the other ticket in Dublin was sold at the Circle K store/Sundrive service station on Lower Kimmage Road in Dublin 6 W.

With over 137,000 winners in Wednesday night’s Lotto draws, the National Lottery is now encouraging all its Lotto players, especially in Kilkenny, Laois, Cavan and Dublin to check their tickets to see if they are one of last night’s big winners.

A National Lottery spokesperson said it will reveal the name of the winning jackpot store in Kilkenny in the coming days and said: “As always with multi-million jackpot wins, it is important that we inform the winning retailer and of course to give the winning ticketholder the time and space they need to let this truly life-altering €12.7 million win sink in. With so many big winners in Wednesday night’s Lotto draw, we are asking everyone who bought a ticket for the draw to check their tickets carefully.”

The winning Lotto numbers (Wednesday 23rd September) are: 04, 14, 20, 23, 27, 37 and the Bonus number is: 39.

“We advise the winner of any of these prizes to try their best to remain calm and be sure to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place. The winners can contact the National Lottery prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize,” the Lottery spokesperson continued.

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 €5.8 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 33 years ago. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.