Match 5 prize tier benefits from boosted prize fund due to capped jackpot in weekend draw
Lotto players all over the country are today being urged to check their tickets carefully after 42 players scooped the cool sum of €23,367 each in Saturday night’s draw.
As last night’s jackpot was again capped, this meant that the funds that would usually be added to the jackpot were instead distributed to the next prize tier at which there was a winner, which in last night’s draw, was the Match 5 tier. A massive 42 lucky players all matched 5 numbers each in last night’s draw to become the biggest winners of the night.
The winning numbers in Saturday’s (30th October) Lotto draw were: 05, 06, 17, 22, 33, 41 and the bonus was 34.
The Match 5 winners are advised to sign the back of their tickets, which are all now worth €23,367 each, and keep them safe. The winners can contact the National Lottery prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email email@example.com and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prizes.
Saturday’s record breaking Lotto draw marked the ninth time that the jackpot remained capped at the staggering amount of €19,060,800. As there was no winner of the record-breaking amount in last night’s draw, players still have the chance to scoop the life-changing amount in this Wednesday’s draw. The National Lottery has also confirmed that prior to Saturday night’s draw, sales for the Lotto game have raised in excess of €49.5 million for the Good Causes Fund for this record draw sequence alone.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “42 players nationwide had plenty of reason to celebrate last night after matching five numbers to win €23,367 each in the main Lotto draw. Due to the jackpot remaining capped at €19,080,600, the funds that would have usually gone to the jackpot were instead distributed to the next prize tier with a winner. As there was no winner of the Match 5 + Bonus category, these funds were added to the Match 5 tier which benefited 42 players all over Ireland. We are advising the lucky winners to sign the back of their tickets and keep them safe. The winners should then contact our prize claims team who will make arrangements for them to claim their prizes.”
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.