On the 4th of March a player from the Royal County Match 5 numbers and the bonus to scoop a handsome €51,178. The winning quick pick ticket was sold on the day of the draw at Souhan’s Filling Station on Haggard Street in Trim, Co. Meath.
It was a St. Patrick’s weekend to remember for one Lotto player from Co. Meath who scooped the jackpot worth a life-changing €3,987,540 on Saturday 18th of March.
The player, who is the sole winner of the ticket and wishes to remain anonymous, was still in a state of shock over the win: “I’ve had over a week to process the win and still can’t wrap my head around it! I kept double checking and triple checking the ticket all week to make sure I hadn’t made a mistake, but today, the ticket was confirmed, and I nearly keeled over when I received my cheque and seen all the numbers. It's the most surreal feeling ever”, he said.
The local man from Meath purchased his winning quick pick ticket on the day of the draw (18th March) in Bowe’s EuroSpar in the centre of Duleek village.
“I’m determined to share this prize with my nearest and dearest to spread some joy. I've already given some of my friends some money to help change their lives a little and I’m in the process of dividing the remainder of the prize out amongst my family. I’m can’t wait to hop on a plane and take a nice long holiday in the sun over the next couple of months to really let the win really sink in!”, he added.
The lucky Meath player wasn’t the only big winner in Saturday night’s, 18th of March draw. Among the 93,000 prize winners throughout the country, another player in Dublin scooped the Lotto Match 5 + Bonus prize which was worth an incredible €180,041. The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Dunnes Stores in Blackrock, Co. Dublin on Thursday 16th March.
Five days later, an online player in Cork got a nice mid-week treat after matching 5 numbers and the bonus winning €35,754 in Wednesday night's (22nd March) Lotto draw. The online player became the biggest winner of the night after purchasing their ticket in App or online at www.lottery.ie.
In the following Wednesday’s draw, another National Lottery player matched 5 numbers and the bonus to score €86,898. The player from Dublin purchased their quick pick ticket in the Day Today store in Rush, Co. Dublin.