Winners Round up – January 2023

Here are some of our biggest winners from January!

It was an incredible start to the year for National Lottery players with four brand new millionaires being made in the month of January alone including two Lotto Jackpot worth a staggering €11,106,438 and €3,519,141!

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 National Lottery player in Co. Limerick got their new year off to the ultimate start by scooping the Lotto Jackpot worth a life-changing €11,106,438 in Wednesday’s 4th January draw. The player purchased their winning quick pick ticket on the day of the draw in Kelly’s Costcutter store in Foynes, Co. Limerick.

Only four days later, there was a second big win for the Treaty, after a player matched 5 numbers and the bonus prize worth an incredible €194,994.

The player, who wished to remain private, revealed to the National Lottery what happened the night they discovered they’d won the amazing prize. “I nearly forgot to buy the ticket, I rushed down to the shop minutes before the deadline. When the numbers started coming out, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! I turned to a family member and said I think we’ve won the lotto!” they said. “I can’t say the exact language I used because there were a few expletives, but let’s just say I was completely stunned! This will make retirement a lot more comfortable for us”, the family member added. The player purchased their winning ticket worth €194,994 on the day of the draw in Mace, Ballylanders, Co. Limerick on Saturday the 7th of January. When asked what they might spend their winnings on, the winner replied, “We hope to get a few home improvements done because we’ve been putting them on the long finger. We also hope to go on our first ever sun holiday! We’ve only ever been as far as the UK”, they said. 

On Wednesday 11th January, two winning tickets matched 5 numbers and the bonus to take home €18,002 each. Both tickets were purchased online or on the National Lottery app.

€51,227 was scooped three days later in Friday’s 14th January draw after a player from Wexford matched 5 numbers and the bonus prize. The player purchased their winning quick pick ticket on the day of the draw in the Post Office in Blackwater, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

The second Lotto Jackpot win of the month took place on January 21st when a player from Dublin scored an amazing €3,519,141. The player, who wished to keep their win private, purchased their ticket the day before the draw in Mace in Kilbarrack Shopping Centre, Dublin 5.

On the 25th of January a player from Kilkenny matched 5 numbers and the bonus to win a handsome €125,286. The player from the Marble City purchased their winning ticket in Londis, in Callan Co. Kilkenny.

Lotto Plus 1

There were plenty of celebrations in the Kingdom on the 11th of January when a player from Castlegregory scooped the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1,000,000. The ticket was sold at Lynch's Country Store on Strand Street in the centre of Castlegregory village, Co. Kerry.


On January 24th , a player from Co. Laois matched 5 numbers and above in Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw to win €30,745. The winning quick pick ticket was purchased on the day of the draw in Emo Service Station, Portlaoise Road, Mountrath, Co. Laois.

EuroMillions Plus

Friday 13th may be unlucky for some, but not for one delighted Cavan native who scooped the EuroMillions Plus top prize of €500,000 in Friday’s 13th of January draw.

The Cavan player who wished to keep their win private, became the first winner of the EuroMillions Plus top prize of 2023, with a Quick Pick ticket which they purchased on the day of the draw at McMullan’s Daybreak service station in Cootehill in Co. Cavan.

After claiming their €500,000 EuroMillions prize in the National Lottery winners’ room, the overjoyed Cavan player discussed how they coped when they realised they had won the life-changing prize. They said: “It still doesn’t feel real! Nothing will ever prepare you for that moment when you check a lottery ticket and you realise you have won such a life-changing prize. To be honest, I have been a bag of nerves ever since I checked the ticket! My first instinct was to get down to the Lotto offices in Dublin straight away and hand over this little piece of paper which is worth a half million euro. It’s such a strange but wonderful feeling at the same time! With all the different emotions that come with a win like this, it’s impossible to make any immediate decisions as to what you will do with a win of this size. The most important thing for me is my family of course. After we clear our mortgage and pay a couple of bills, we will be taking care of our family without any doubt. Everybody will be looked after, and we’ll help the children with house deposits and whatnot. It’s such a wonderful gift for us to be able to do that. Other than that, we really haven’t thought about how this win will affect our lives. The weather is pretty cold at the moment so it might be the perfect time for a sun holiday! We’ll book somewhere nice in the coming weeks, and we’ll have a proper think about what we want to do when all the fuss and excitement has dies down,” added the winner.


On Friday 17th of January, a syndicate of 64 won the EuroMillions Plus top prize of an amazing €500,000. The ‘Seomra 22’ syndicate was made up of staff from St Colman's Community College in the southeast town of Midleton, Co Cork. A photocall event to mark the win was held in the Dean Hotel in Cork on Monday the 13th of February, where local and national media were in attendance to capture the joyous celebrations.  The sixty-four strong syndicate had several weeks to come to terms with the win and process all the local hype and excitement surrounding it. “The buzz around the town has been phenomenal! I’ve had people coming up stopping me in the street to congratulate me and the locals are genuinely happy for us, which makes the win even more enjoyable. It’s given our town and community a real positive boost and lift, which was really needed”, said Rebecca Walsh, School secretary and syndicate manager. Ms Walsh explained the meaning behind the syndicate’s unique name: “We chose Seomra 22 as the syndicate name because it means something very special to all of us. It was the room number of one of our colleagues in the school who sadly passed away. It was actually her turn to buy the ticket, which we ended up winning €500,000 on. We feel she’s looking down on us and is here with us for sure. Sharing this money between us has been ten times more special and way more fun than if one of us won it our own”, she added.

The winning quick pick ticket was sold in Tim McCarthy News on Main Street in Midleton, Co. Cork.

Dublin had its Daily Million winner of the year after a player from Ballyfermot won the top prize of an increadible €1,000,000 in Sunday’s 8th of January draw. The winning quick pick ticket was sold on the day of the draw at Londis, Ballyfermot in Drumfin, Dublin 10.

There were some incredible scratch card wins in the month of January with seven players sharing an incredible €280,000.  This included a €50,000 win on an All Cash Extravaganza scratch card purchased at Centra in Portlaw, Co Waterford. Two Dublin players enjoyed wins from scratch cards this month including an incredible €50,000 in a Cash showdown online game and €30,000 on an All-Cash Tripler sold at Circle K at Westview Service Station, Swords Rural, Co Dublin. €30,000 was won on a Hampers and Cash scratch card sold at Knights Londis on Oratory Row in Clara, Co. Offaly. A player from Meath won a handsome €20,000 on a Merry Money scratch card purchased at Centra, Bective Square, Kells, Co Meath. A whopping €40,000 was won on a Bingo 90 scratch card sold at XL Country Foodstore on Redmond Road in Wexford. A Limerick player scooped €30,000 on an All Cash Tripler purchased at Ryan’s Centra Supermarket, Raheen Roundabout, Co Limerick and €30,000 was won on a Hampers and Cash scratch card sold at Supervalu, Lord Edward Street, Ballymote, Co. Sligo.