Lucky online Lotto player in Limerick taps into €8.5 million fortune

Lotto HQ urges online players to check their accounts as it still waits to hear from the lucky Limerick winner

A lucky online Lotto player in Co. Limerick has woken up as a multi-millionaire on Thursday morning after they won last night’s (Wednesday 27th January) mega €8,530,884 Lotto jackpot. The National Lottery has confirmed that a notification to the user’s online account and a separate email has now been sent to the lucky Limerick ticketholder who is encouraged to get in touch to begin the process of claiming their life-altering prize.

The winning ticket was a €6 Normal Play selection, meaning that the lucky player selected their own winning numbers to scoop this win of a lifetime.

This is the eighth Lotto jackpot, and the record highest, won through the National Lottery's online play channel in the history of the game.

A National Lottery spokesperson has today appealed to all of its online players, especially in Limerick to log into their accounts or check their emails to see if they have landed this life-changing jackpot.

"One of our lucky players in Limerick will have woken up to an email this morning to confirm that they are the winner of last night's Lotto jackpot worth €8,530,884. We are still waiting to hear from this winner so we are encouraging all of our online users, especially in Limerick to check their accounts and emails and if they are the winner, to get in touch so we can officially begin the prize claims process. €8.5 million really is a life changing sum of money so we will be carefully guiding this winner through this prize claims process over the course of the coming weeks to ensure that they are fully prepared when claiming this massive prize,” they said.

The winning numbers were: 07, 24, 27, 33, 34, 40 and bonus number was 30.

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 €5.8 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 33 years ago. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.