Friday night’s jackpot set to roll to €60 million (est)
Westmeath winner claims €500,000 EuroMillions Plus prize
One lucky online player in Co. Louth won €78,273 in last night’s (Tuesday 13th April) EuroMillions draw. The ticket holder matched five numbers which meant they were two lucky star numbers away from winning the €42,155,143 jackpot on offer in last night’s draw. The winner bought their winning Quick Pick ticket online at www.lottery.ie on Saturday 10th April.
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 Louth ticket holder who is encouraged to get in touch to begin the process of claiming their prize.
The EuroMillions numbers for last night’s draw were: 16, 20, 31, 47, 50 and lucky stars 02, 08.
While there was no overall winner of last night’s €42,155,143 jackpot on offer, over 47,000 EuroMillions players in Ireland won prizes. Friday’s jackpot is now set to roll to an estimated €60 million.
Meanwhile, the EuroMillions Plus winner who scooped the top prize of €500,000 in the draw on 30th March has officially claimed their prize. The winning ticket was purchased in the Centra shop at the Texaco Robinstown in Mullingar.
The delighted ticket holder took his time to check if his ticket had won a prize as it was a few days before he realized his good fortune. “I scanned the ticket on my phone and got the message to contact National Lottery Head Office for news of my prize. When I checked the results myself and saw that I had the EuroMillions Plus numbers, I was shivering and shaking. I was in complete shock. At that point, I had been walking around with the ticket in my pocket for two days before I even thought of checking it – little did I know that I had a ticket worth half a million euro on me the whole time!” he said.
The Midlands winner has clear plans for how he will put his winnings to good use: “I’ll be able to clear my mortgage now which will be a huge relief to have out of the way. After that, I’ll look after family and take my time deciding what to do next.”
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 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.