Christmas boost as National Lottery players win big in weekend draws

National Lottery reveal winning locations of ten EuroMillions raffle prizes of €50,000 

The National Lottery are today urging players nationwide to check their weekend lottery tickets following big wins in this weekend's EuroMillions and Lotto draws. On Friday night (23rd December), ten separate players scooped €50,000 each in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ draw. 

Two players in Dublin, two players in Kerry and one player in Limerick, Kilkenny, Galway, Cork, Kildare and Meath all scooped the special raffle prize which was last of twelve draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ EuroMillions promotion.   

The shops that sold the winning tickets are:    

  • Applegreen on Longwood Road, Trim, Co. Meath 
  • Centra in Drimnagh Road, Dublin 12 
  • Desmond Salmon's Newsagents, Portumna, Co.Galway 
  • Tuthill's in the Ilac Centre, Dublin 1 
  • Centra in Ballylongford, Co. Kerry 
  • Centra on 11 Patrick Street, Cork, Co.Cork 
  • Doolan's Centra, Kilcock, Co. Kildare 
  • P&T Fitzgerald Grocery, Dingle, Co. Kerry 
  • Tesco, Coonagh Cross Shopping Centre, Ennis Road in Limerick 
  • / Online – Kilkenny 

 This raffle event saw ten players scoop €50,000 each in each EuroMillions draw every Tuesday and Friday between November 15th and December 23rd.  This means 120 players won a combined total of €6 Million in this special draw. 

 In the same EuroMillions draw, one Irish player matched five numbers to scoop €17,012. The player from Co.Cork purchased their ticket online or on the National Lottery app. 

 Meanwhile, in Saturday night’s (24th December) Lotto Draw three players matched five numbers and the bonus to €22,643 each. One of the tickets was purchased in Cummins Quick Pick store in the Square, Galbally, Limerick. The winning quick pick ticket was sold on Friday 23rd of December. A second winning ticket was purchased in Bergins XL, Derrinturn, Co Kildare. It was also sold on Friday 23rd of December. The third winning ticket was purchased online or on the National Lottery App. 

There was no winner of Saturday night's (24th December) Lotto jackpot which was worth €9,834,269. Next Wednesday's (28th December) Lotto jackpot is set to roll to a massive €10 million.  

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “It has been a fantastic weekend for many of our players who got a nice Christmas treat in our EuroMillions and Lotto draws. We are urging all our players to carefully check their tickets to see if they are one of the weekend's big winners. We are urging our big EuroMillions winners from the weekend to contact the National Lottery prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prize.”

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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