Match 5 + Bonus prize tier benefits from prize roll down from capped €19.06 million jackpot
Lotto players all over Ireland still have the chance to take the highly coveted title of Ireland’s largest jackpot winner ever after there was no winner of the €19,060,800 jackpot on offer in last night’s draw. Over 166,000 players scooped prizes in the midweek draw including three players from Kerry, Limerick and Westmeath who all became the biggest winners of the night after matching five numbers and the bonus to win an incredible €283,017 each.
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 Kerry and Westmeath winners both won their share of the Match 5 + Bonus prize fund after purchasing their winning tickets online at www.lottery.ie. The Kerry winner bought their Normal Play ticket on Tuesday 14th December while the Westmeath winner purchased their Normal Play ticket on the day of the draw.
Meanwhile, the Limerick player purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket on the day of the draw at Moloneys on Main Street in Broadford, Co. Limerick.
Shop owner Dan Moloney was delighted to hear the good news: “Everyone in the shop is thrilled with the news! This is the biggest Lotto prize that we have ever sold so it’s great news and such good timing in the lead up to Christmas. I am sure that there will be lots of plans being made now for the win. There will certainly be celebrations in the store today!”
The winning numbers for last night’s (15th December) Lotto draw were: 04, 10, 21, 27, 41, 42 and the bonus 18.
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 Kerry and Westmeath ticket holders. The Limerick winner is advised to sign the back of their ticket and to keep it safe. All three winners should make contact with 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.
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