Another Lottery win for Kildare! EuroMillions player scoops €500,000 top prize in Friday night’s draw

Local Kildare store owner celebrates his third major National Lottery win!

A EuroMillions player who played their ticket in Crookstown village in Co. Kildare became the biggest winner of Friday night’s EuroMillions draw in Ireland after winning the top prize of €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus game. The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased on the day of the draw at the Crookstown Service Station in south Kildare. This is the second big lottery for Co. Kildare this week after another Kildare player became the first National Lottery millionaire of 2022 after they won the €1 million Daily Million top prize last Wednesday.

The winning numbers in Friday night’s (8th January) EuroMillions Plus draw were: 14, 44, 47, 49, 50

Seamus O’Reilly who owns the Crookstown Service Station is no stranger to big National Lottery wins. In April 2021, one of his customers won a €1 million top prize in the Lotto Plus 1 game while in 2007, he also sold a Lotto jackpot ticket worth €2 million to one of his customers: “You always know there’s good news coming when you receive a call from the National Lottery late at night,” laughed the popular store owner. 
“We are a local store in a small community here in Crookstown and to have three large lottery wins like this is unbelievable. It’s such a close-knit community and once the word gets out, I know everybody in Crookstown will be absolutely delighted for whoever the winner is. I’m lucky to have seen big lottery wins in my store throughout the years and to see the level of excitement in my customers faces as they walk through the door is absolutely priceless. We’ll enjoy the win here in Crookstown today for sure and we all hope that somebody in the community is the winner of the €500,000 prize,” he said.

The Midas touch! L-R: Pauline Murphy and Lauren O'Reilly of the Crookstown Service Station in Crookstown village, Co. Kildare celebrate after they sold a winning ticket worth €500,000 in Friday night’s EuroMillions Plus draw. This is the third top prize National Lottery win at the Crookstown Service Station with previous wins including a €1 million Lotto Plus 1 top prize win in April 2021 while another player won a €2 million Lotto jackpot prize in 2007.

The Kildare winner, who now has a ticket worth €500,000, is advised to sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a safe place. The winner should contact the National Lottery prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prize.

As there was no winner of the €30,434,021 jackpot on offer last night, Tuesday night’s jackpot is now set to roll to an estimated €40 million.

Ahead of tonight’s €19.06 million Lotto draw, the National Lottery are continuing to appeal to customers to purchase their tickets early and to continue following public health guidelines while doing so. Lotto tickets can be purchased in-store, through the National Lottery app or at ahead of the cut-off time for sales at 7.45pm this evening.

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 34 years ago. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland. 

The National Lottery reminds players to play responsibly, play for fun.