Winners Round up – April 2023

Here are some of our biggest winners from April!

In the month of April alone, five National Lottery players scooped top prizes across the Daily Million games, coming to a combined total of €3 Million! This included a Daily Million top prize win of €1 Million where a player from Tipperary became the 12th National Lottery millionaire of the year. 

Compiled from National Lottery claims data with all prizes totaling 15,000 and above. 10,000 and above for online winners. This may include more than one prize won on an individual ticket.


A player from Co. Louth got their month off to a flying start after they matched 5 numbers and the bonus in Wednesday, 5th April's Lotto draw to take home €88,792. The player purchased their winning normal play ticket in Central News on Clanbrassil Street, Co. Louth.

Three days later, €53,252 was scooped in Saturday’s Lotto draw on the 8th of April when a player from Donegal matched 5 numbers and the bonus. The winning ticket was sold at Blaney Stores in Milford, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

In Wednesday, 12th of April's draw, a player from Co. Cavan matched 5 numbers and the bonus to score €36,836. The winning quick pick ticket was purchased at XL Stop n Shop on Main Street Kilnaleck in Co. Cavan.

In the following weekend draw, Saturday 15th of April, THREE separate players matched 5 numbers and the bonus each winning €17,073. One of the players purchased their winning quick pick ticket in Tesco in Birr, Co. Offaly.  The second winning ticket was sold at Centra in Bluebell, Dublin 12, and the third winning ticket was purchased in Dunnes Stores in the Pavilions Shopping Centre in Swords, Co. Dublin

On the 19th of April, a player from Wexford matched five numbers and the bonus in the Wednesday Lotto draw to scoop €38,208. The player purchased their winning quick pick ticket in Tesco, Gorey, Co. Wexford.

And to wrap up the month of Lotto winners from April, a player from Kilkenny matched five numbers and the bonus in Saturday 22nd of April's draw to win €52,579. The winning ticket was purchased online.

Daily Million

Irelands 12th and newest National Lottery millionaire was made on the 15th of April after a player from Borrisokane in Co. Tipperary took the Daily Million top prize of €1 Million in that Saturday’s 2pm draw.

The syndicate of two, who wish to keep their win private, revealed the moment they realised they had won the incredible prize: “We didn’t check the ticket until the day after the draw. My wife noticed that we had all the right numbers and we were just in complete disbelief! We couldn’t believe we’d become overnight millionaires”, he said. “There were definitely some sleepless nights over the next couple days between trying to look after the ticket and letting the reality of the win really sink in. I hid the ticket in an envelope, on top of a cupboard in the utility room and checked on it everyday until travelling up to Dublin”, he added.

The syndicate expressed their excitement at all the choices and opportunities the newfound fortune will bring them, with a holiday of a lifetime being top of the priority list. 

Daily Million Plus

On the 4th of April, a Dublin man had half a million reasons to smile after he scooped the Daily Million Plus top prize worth €500,000 in that Tuesday’s 2pm draw. The player, who wishes to keep their win private, purchased their winning quick pick ticket on the day of the draw in Applegreen, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin.

The Dublin winner described the moment he realised he’d won the half a million euro prize: “I actually won the Daily Million ticket on a Lotto ticket would you believe? I scanned my ticket in the shop and the girl behind the counter said, you’ll have to ring up the Lottery you’ve won big. I didn’t think much of it at first and went for a walk before ringing them. That’s when I was told I’d won half a million euro and I was completely stunned. I went home and was pacing the floor until another family member landed in and I told them the news. We had some laughs and celebrations that evening”, he said.

“Over the next couple of days, I was petrified of losing the ticket, so I hid it in one of my music albums. The night before coming into The National Lottery, I zipped the ticket up in my jacket pocket and brought it into the bedroom with me, keeping one eye on it all night! I haven't been able to get a wink of sleep in the last week, my mind has been thinking of all the ways I can spend this money!”, laughed the winner. 

Some home and garden improvements, a new hedge trimmer and some Vinyl records are just some of the things the winner hopes to spend their winnings on.

Eight days later, on the 12th of April, another Daily Million player scooped the Plus top prize of €500,000. This time, it was a player from Co. Kildare who landed the handsome windfall.

A local newsagents in Co. Kildare has experienced its sixth big National Lottery win after they sold the winning ticket worth €500,000 in last night's 9pm Daily Millions Plus draw.  News4U in the Glenroyal Shopping Centre in Maynooth, Co. Kildare sold the winning quick pick ticket worth half a million euro on the day of the draw, Wednesday 12th April.

On the 17th of April, a Dublin man managed to secure €500,000 after scoring the Daily Million top prize in that Monday’s 2pm draw.

The player, who wishes to remain private, purchased their winning Daily Million Plus ticket in Spar, Balrothery, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin and revealed to the National Lottery the moment he realised he’d won the incredible prize. “I’m a regular enough player, so when I checked the ticket and realised I’d won, I felt this strange sense of calmness. I didn’t do any jumping up or down or cheering, but then I told the wife, and well she nearly fainted, she sat down on the floor in complete shock. We had two completely different reactions! She decided to hold on to the ticket and keep it somewhere safe and she ended up slotting it between pages in the Holy Bible”, he said.

The Dubliner is looking forward to sharing the money amongst close family and friends.

Another player from the capital picked up the Daily Million Plus top prize in Tuesday, 25th of April's 9pm draw. The player from Dublin, who wishes to remain private, purchased their winning ticket worth €500,000 online.

Lotto 5-4-3-2-1

The 1st of April was no joke for one player who scooped an incredible €40,000 in Lotto 5-4-3-2-1. The player from Westmeath purchased their winning ticket in Top Oil Service Station on Longford Road in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

Later in the month, a player from Dublin incredibly won two prizes in Lotto 5-4-3-2-1 after buying two separate tickets for the same draw with the same numbers! The player scooped a combined total of €27,000 in Saturday’s 22nd of April's draw, after purchasing their ticket in Circle K, Belmont, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

Telly Bingo

During the month of April there were two Snowball winners in Telly Bingo. On the 4th of April a player from Galway got their Tuesday off to an amazing start after winning the Snowball prize of €55,005. The player purchased their ticket at The Boathouse Gift Shop in Portumna, Co. Galway. The second Snowball winner came on the 21st of April when a player from Dublin scooped €55,005. The winning ticket was sold at Centra in Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Scratch Cards

The month of April saw some incredible Scratch Card wins, with five players sharing an incredible €605,000. This included a €15,000 win on an All Cash Gold Scratch Card purchased at Mc Carthy News, 43 Main Street, Midleton Co Cork. A handsome €30,000 was won on a Diamond Bingo Doubler Scratch Card sold at Centra on Main Street in Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim. Two players from Dublin won big on Scratch Cards in the month of April including a player from Dublin who scored an amazing €45,000 on a Fire 4s Ice 5s Scratch Card and €15,000 was won on an All Cash Gift Scratch Card by a player who purchased their ticket at Tesco in Airside Shopping Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin. And to wrap up the month of incredible Scratch Card wins, a player from Cork managed to scoop a staggering €500,000, which they won on an All Cash Extravaganza Scratch Card sold at Maxol, Westend, Ballincollig, Cork.