National Lottery reveals that €4,041,306 Lotto jackpot ticket sold in wider Ennis region of Clare
National Lottery still waiting to hear from lucky ticketholder
The National Lottery has revealed that the winning ticket for Saturday’s Lotto jackpot worth over €4,041,306 was sold in a town in the wider Ennis region. It was also confirmed that the winning ticketholder has yet to make contact so the National Lottery is still urging people in Co. Clare to check their Lotto tickets very carefully to see if they are Ireland’s newest multi-millionaire.
A National Lottery spokesperson said it will announce the name of the winning store tomorrow and said: “We can reveal that this winning ticket worth more than €4 million was sold in a town in the wider Ennis region and we will announce the lucky store which sold this ticket tomorrow. While there will no doubt be a lot of excitement for the entire community in this town, we are urging everybody to continue to heed the advice of Government and the HSE and maintain social distancing and not to make any unnecessary visits to the store.”
This lucky ticketholder from the Banner County is the 5th Lotto jackpot winner of 2020. So far this year, almost €50 million has been won in prizes in all Lotto games which includes nine new millionaires which have been created in the Lotto and Lotto Plus games.
Since the Lotto games inception in 1988, there have been 42 Lotto jackpot winners from Clare who have shared over €64 million in jackpot prizes.
The winning Lotto numbers from last Saturday were: 13, 18, 30, 41, 42, 44 and the Bonus number was: 37.
As well as Clare, there were also big winners from Dublin and Cork from Saturday’s Lotto draw so the National Lottery also appealed to players in those counties to also check their tickets.
In North Dublin, a Lotto player won a cool €250,000 after winning the top prize on Lotto Plus 2. This winning ticket was sold at the Mace store on Glasnevin Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 11.
Two other Lotto players were one number short of the jackpot but both halved the match five and bonus prize of €237,474. The first of these tickets was sold in South Dublin in the Spar store on Oliver Plunkett Road, Monkstown Farm, Dunlaoghaire, Co Dublin. The other was sold online to a player with an address registered in Co. Cork. These players will each get €118,737.
The National Lottery spokesperson continued: “While it is still early days we are asking everyone in Clare and Dublin to check their tickets. Our Cork winner will have been notified by email so for someone in the Rebel County, there is a nice email waiting for them in their inbox. If you are one of our winners please contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.”
The National Lottery has reminded players that it has extended the period of time that lucky winners can collect prizes to encourage people to stay at home and not require them to make any unnecessary journeys during the current public health emergency.
This means that any lucky winners of Lotto and Lotto Plus, Lotto 54321, EuroMillions and EuroMillions Plus, Telly Bingo, Daily Millions and Daily Millions Plus draws from 9th January 2020 until draws in the week 5th July 2020 will have an extra three months in which they can claim their prize. The prize claims extension applies to winners who purchased their tickets and scratch card games in-store, online at www.lottery.ie and via the National Lottery App.
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 €5.6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 32 years ago. In 2019 alone, €250 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.