A Lotto player in the Leixlip area got their September off to a great start after matching five numbers and the bonus to win the cool sum of €127,549 in last night’s draw. The Kildare winner was just one number away from becoming the 6th Lotto jackpot winner of the year and from scooping the €12,953,755 jackpot on offer in the midweek draw.
The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased in the Lidl store on the Maynooth Road in Leixlip on the day of the draw.
The winning numbers for last night’s (Wednesday 1st September) were: 04, 11, 12, 18, 25, 39 and the bonus was 40.
The winning ticket holder is advised to sign the back of their ticket, which is now worth €127,549, and to get in touch with the National Lottery prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prize.
Meanwhile, the Lotto buzz is building all over the country as the jackpot continues to roll to an estimated €13.5 million for Saturday night’s draw. The last time a Lotto jackpot exceeded €13 million was in January 2016 when a lucky ticketholder from Belmullet, Co. Mayo scooped the jackpot prize of €13,793,435.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “This weekend really could be unforgettable for one lucky Lotto player. A potential winner on Saturday night could earn themselves the title of being the 10th largest Lotto winner since the game was launched in Ireland in 1988. As the jackpot continues to roll to an estimated €13.5 million, we expect there to be a big uptake in sales as we get closer to the weekend draw and we are appealing to all of our players to avoid queues and to purchase their tickets early, in-store, in-app or at www.lottery.ie ahead of the 7.45pm deadline on Saturday 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. Since the National Lottery was established 34 years ago, €6 billion has been raised for Good Causes. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.