Top prize celebrations in the Rebel county! Cork Lotto player scoops €250,000 in Wednesday night draw

Saturday’s jackpot set to roll to €8.5 million (est)

The National Lottery are appealing to Lotto players in Cork to check their tickets carefully today after a Rebel county player scooped the top prize of €250,000 in last night’s Lotto Plus 2 draw.

The winning ticket was purchased on the day of the draw in Centra Millstreet at West End in Millstreet, Co. Cork.

The winning numbers for last night’s (Wednesday 28th July) Lotto Plus 2 draw were: 05, 12, 27, 30, 33, 40 and the bonus was 24.

The National Lottery have advised the winning ticket holder to sign the back of their ticket and to get in touch with the National Lottery claims team on 1800 666 222 or email and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prize.

Assistant Manager Alan Dunne was happy to hear that one of his customer’s has a ticket worth €250,000: “We have a team of 20 working in the shop so when the news came in that we sold the winning Lotto Plus 2 ticket, the excitement started. We have had a few customers in to eagerly check their tickets already and I’m sure there will be a good few more throughout the day too. It’s a lovely amount to win – I don’t think any of us would say no to that! It would be nice if it was someone local who has come into this bit of luck – hopefully they check their ticket soon and realise just how much it’s worth!”

While there was no winner of last night’s €7,834,284 jackpot, over 85,000 players won prizes in the Lotto and Lotto Plus draws. Saturday’s (31st July) Lotto jackpot is now set to roll to an estimated €8.5 million.

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. Since the National Lottery was established 34 years ago, €6 billion has been raised for Good Causes. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.