National Lottery makes first of two millionaires this week with special ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ Events
A EuroMillions player in Co. Cork has woken up this morning as Ireland’s newest millionaire as the winning ticket for last night’s EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ draw, worth €1 million, was won by a National Lottery online player based in Co. Cork. This is the first of two such EuroMillions raffle events being held this week.
The National Lottery has revealed that the winning ticket for Tuesday 12th August’s ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ was a Normal Play ticket which was played on the National Lottery App on Saturday 8th August.
The ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ winning code, found on the winning EuroMillions ticket, is I-JMC-97961.
The National Lottery has confirmed that a notification has been sent to the user’s online account and a separate email has now been sent to the lucky Cork player who is encouraged to get in touch to begin the process of claiming their €1 million euro prize.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “This is terrific news for one of our lucky EuroMillions players in Cork who has become the 20th National Lottery millionaire in 2020. We are asking all of our Cork online players to check their accounts this morning and if you are the lucky winner, contact the National Lottery prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email email@example.com and we will make arrangements to get your prize.”
The spokesperson continued: “We still have at least one more millionaire to make this week as we will have another ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ event for this Friday’s EuroMillions draw (14th August). To be in with a chance to win this guaranteed prize, as well as the €85 million (est) jackpot on offer. All you need to do is play EuroMillions in-store, online or by using the National Lottery App”.
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 €5.6 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.