One lucky Lotto player in Cork is waking up to the fact that they are over €10.7 million richer this morning after the National Lottery confirmed that one ticketholder in the Rebel county scooped Wednesday night’s Lotto jackpot worth €10,780,193.
The €10.7 million Lotto jackpot win is officially the 20th biggest Lotto prize win in the history of the National Lottery. Lotto HQ have also confirmed that the lucky Cork ticketholder, who has yet to make contact, purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket on Sunday 29th November.
This latest Lotto win is the 11th jackpot win this year, with over €60 million won in jackpot prizes alone. In 2020, over €130 million has been won in prizes in the Lotto game and includes 18 new millionaires which have been created in the Lotto and Lotto Plus games.
A National Lottery spokesperson said that they are still waiting for the lucky ticket holder to make contact and they expect to reveal the name and the location of the winning store which sold the €10.7 million Lotto jackpot in the next couple of days:
“With a jackpot win of this amount, it is important that we take some time to inform the winning retailer and of course to give the winning ticketholder the time and space they need to let this amazing win sink in so we will be announcing the winning store in the coming days. Last night’s draw produced an incredible 93,000 winners throughout the country so we are encouraging everybody who played in Wednesday’s Lotto game to continue to check their tickets. We are still waiting to hear from the lucky winner of the €10.7 million jackpot, so we are appealing for all players to check their tickets carefully and if you are the big winner, please sign the back of the ticket and contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email email@example.com, and we will make arrangements for you to claim your prize.”
The winning numbers for Wednesday night’s €10,780,193 Lotto jackpot are: 09, 12, 22, 28, 35, 47 and bonus number is 37.
Friday’s EuroMillions jackpot set for a record €200 million (est)
Meanwhile, the National Lottery has also confirmed that this Friday’s (4th December) EuroMillions jackpot is heading for a record breaking €200 million (estimated). The current EuroMillions jackpot which is expected to hit the record high has been rolling since Friday 30th October and this is the first time that the jackpot could be subject to the new historic maximum jackpot cap of €200 million. A single winner of the current EuroMillions jackpot will officially become the biggest ever lottery winners in Europe.
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 2019 alone, €252 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.