Two players in Dublin and Donegal scoop €458,075 each in Saturday night’s Lotto draw
Check those Raffle numbers! 162 players nationwide scoop €6,673 each
The record-breaking €19,060,800 Lotto jackpot remains up for grabs after Saturday night’s jackpot draw continued to roll without a winner. Over 171,000 players across Ireland won prizes in Saturday night’s Lotto and Lotto Plus games including two players from Dublin and Donegal who shared the Match 5 + Bonus prize pool worth a massive €915,150.
As no additional funds were added to the capped Lotto jackpot, the funds that would usually go to the jackpot were instead distributed to the next prize tier at which there was a winner and in last night’s draw, this was the Match 5+Bonus category. The National Lottery are urging players in Castleknock in Dublin 15 and in Lifford in Co. Donegal to check their tickets carefully after both players matched five numbers and the bonus in last night’s draw to win €458,075 each.
The player in Castleknock purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket on the day of the draw at the Spar store in Castleknock Village while the Donegal winner also played a Quick Pick ticket on Thursday 9th December at Gallagher’s Newsagents on Butcher Street in Lifford, Co. Donegal.
Aoife Lafferty and Brian Gallagher, Manager of the family-run Gallagher’s Newsagents in Lifford Co. Donegal celebrate after it was confirmed that one of their customers won a €458,075 Lotto prize in Saturday night’s draw.
Brian Gallagher who manages the family-owned Gallagher’s Newsagents in Lifford with his father Christopher, has called on their local customers to check their tickets to see if they are one of Saturday night’s big Lotto winners. He said: “There is a massive buzz in Lifford this morning! We got the call with the good news from the National Lottery last night and we have been inundated with well-wishers and indeed players who are this morning checking their tickets to see if they are the lucky winner. This is a local store in such a lovely community so we know that whoever the winner is, every single person in Lifford will be absolutely delighted for them. This is an amazing prize to win, especially just before Christmas so we hope that they truly enjoy it.”
The winning numbers in Saturday’s (11th December) draw were: 02, 12, 20, 24, 43, 46 Bonus: 21
Saturday night’s Lotto draw also marked the sixth Lotto Plus Raffle event of the year which saw the National Lottery add an additional €1 million to the Lotto Plus Raffle prize fund. Winners of the Lotto Plus Raffle typically win €500 in every draw but in last night’s draw, winners received an incredible boost to their winnings. As there were 162 Raffle winners on Saturday night, this meant that the boosted prize fund divided out to a prize of €6,673 for each Raffle winner.
The winning Lotto Plus Raffle number was: 0450
The two biggest winners in last night’s draw, who both now have tickets worth €458,075 each, are advised to sign the back of their tickets and keep them safe. They should make contact the prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prizes.
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.