A weekend to remember for three National Lottery players sharing prize fund worth almost €1.3 million

Online player in Galway scoops €133,104 in Saturday’s Lotto draw after scheduling their play

It was a weekend to remember for National Lottery players all over the country across Daily Million, EuroMillions and Lotto games. 

A Daily Million player in Monaghan became the 22nd National Lottery Millionaire of 2023 after scooping the top prize of €1 Million in the 9pm draw on Friday night (21st July). The National Lottery will reveal the winning store location tomorrow, Tuesday 25th July.  

An online player in Dublin was also celebrating on Friday night (21st July) after matching five numbers and one lucky star in the EuroMillions draw to win €164,674.  

Meanwhile, Saturday night’s Lotto draw (22nd July) saw another online player in Galway scoop €133,104 after matching five numbers and the bonus in the main draw. The winning ticket was purchased using the recently launched Scheduled Play service in the National Lottery app. The West of Ireland winner has now taken the title of largest winner to date using the new service. 

With Scheduled Play, players can set up continuous play for 3, 6 or 12 months, and receive notifications of every draw in advance. This service is designed to simplify lottery play and ensure that players never miss a draw. 

One of the key benefits of Scheduled Play is that players can opt out easily at any time. Additionally, players get notifications of every draw in advance, which is something many players want as they often simply forget to play. Scheduled Play is not pre-play or pre-paid - players only pay when they play, and not in advance. 

Scheduled Play also allows players to budget and to decide what they want to spend on their lottery play on a weekly basis. This is a significant player protection measure, as it ensures that players are in control of their spending and can enjoy National Lottery games without playing more than they had planned. 

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “What a weekend it was across National Lottery games! A Monaghan Daily Million player has now become Ireland’s newest millionaire while two online players in Dublin and Galway had plenty to celebrate after the EuroMillions and Lotto draws. The Galway Lotto winner scooped €133,104 after matching five numbers and the bonus in Saturday night’s draw. This is a record-breaking win as the winning ticket was purchased using our recently launched Scheduled Play service in our app. The service is available for Lotto and EuroMillions games in the National Lottery app and allows players to cancel or edit their play schedule at any time up to one draw in advance. It truly is a game-changer for our players as they can now enjoy continuous play without worrying about missing a draw or forgetting to purchase their ticket in time.”

For more information on Scheduled Play and how to get started, visit www.lottery.ie or download the National Lottery App today. 

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 35 years ago. In 2021 alone, €304 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.         

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