Two players in Dublin narrowly miss out on record prize but share in €1.65 million windfall
The most coveted prize in Irish Lotto history still remains up for grabs after Saturday night’s record breaking €19.06 million jackpot draw continued to roll without a winner. For the first time in the history of the game, the Lotto jackpot was capped, which meant that in excess of €1 million in additional prize money was distributed to the next winning tier for the Match 5 + Bonus prize. Two lucky players in Dublin who narrowly missed out on the jackpot prize by just one number shared a total of €1,652,784 and will now claim €826,392 each.
The winning tickets which were both Quick Pick selections were sold at the Spar store in Newtown Park Avenue in Blackrock in Co. Dublin and in the SuperValu store in Donabate in north Co. Dublin. Staff at the SuperValu store in Donabate are no strangers to big lottery wins having previously sold a winning EuroMillions ticket worth over €2.5 million to one of their lucky customers in October 2019.
File Photo: Staff at the SuperValu store in Donabate, Co. Dublin are no strangers to big lottery wins having previously sold a winning EuroMillions ticket worth over €2.5 million in October 2019.
The winning numbers for last night’s (2nd October) draw were: 12, 17, 18, 21, 33, 37 and the bonus was 23.
The winning ticket holders are advised to sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a safe place. They should contact 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.
There were in excess of 257,00 prize winners in Saturday night’s Lotto and Lotto Plus draws, but as there was no outright winner of the record breaking €19,060,800 jackpot, the jackpot will remain capped at that amount for Wednesday’s (6th October) Lotto draw. Prize money usually added to the jackpot will continue to flow down to the next prize tiers where there is a winner.
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 €6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 34 years ago. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.