Lotto players witnessed history being made during the last Lotto draw of the month when the jackpot hit the highest amount ever seen in the history of the game in Ireland. On Wednesday 29th September, there was a new Lotto jackpot cap set at €19,060,800 which surpassed the record-breaking Lotto jackpot win by the Dan Morrissey syndicate in Carlow in June 2008, which was previously the largest amount ever seen in the Lotto game. While there was no jackpot win during September, Lotto players ended the month on a high with players in every town and village throughout the country dreaming of becoming the largest jackpot winner ever as the jackpot roll continued.
A Lotto player in Monaghan kicked their month off to a celebratory start after scooping the top prize of €1,000,000 in the Lotto Plus 1 draw on Saturday 4th September after purchasing their winning ticket at Birdys Newsagents on the Main Street in Carrickmacross. Just a week later, a Dublin player had a similar win after bagging themselves a cool €1,000,000 in the Lotto Plus 1 draw on Saturday 11th September. The winning ticket was purchased at Centra Drimnagh in Dublin 12.
September proved to be a great month for two Lotto players in Kerry. A player in the picturesque village of Beaufort came within just one number of the mega €16,419,005 jackpot on Saturday 18th September. The Kerry player matched five numbers and the bonus to win a massive €257,723 in the Saturday night draw. The winning ticket was purchased at Carson’s Daybreak store in Beaufort village. The following week, an online player in the Kingdom became the biggest winner of the night on Saturday 25th September after winning the top prize of €250,000 in the Lotto Plus 2 draw.