Howth ticketholder one number short of sharing €51 million EuroMillions jackpot
Kimmage €500,000 prize-winner is 14th EuroMillions Plus winner of 2020
Ireland had two big winners from last night’s EuroMillions draw, which saw two lucky ticketholders, both from Dublin, scoop prizes totalling €837,142. The National Lottery is now asking all its EuroMilions players, both north and south of Dublin to check their tickets.
One of these winners, in North Dublin, bagged a cool €337,142 when they matched five numbers and one lucky star number (from 1-12). This meant that this person was just one number shy of sharing the €51,583,717 EuroMillions jackpot, which was won in Spain. This Quick Pick ticket was sold at the Centra store on the Main Street of Howth, Co Dublin.
The winning numbers from the main EuroMillions draw are: 02, 24, 39, 45, 46 and the two lucky star numbers are: 04 and 08.
On the other side of the River Liffey, in Kimmage, another lucky person won a tidy €500,000 after winning the EuroMillions Plus top prize. This ticket was sold at Mace on Kimmage Road Lower, Dublin 12.
This is the 14th EuroMillions Plus top prize to be won in Ireland so far in 2020 with €7 million in top prizes being shared by all winners. The winning EuroMillions Plus numbers from last night’s draw are: 04, 05, 29, 30 and 42.
Both of these winning tickets were bought yesterday, Friday 12th June.
A spokesperson for the National Lottery said: “It would have been fantastic to get Ireland’s sixteenth EuroMillion jackpot winner last night and one person in North Dublin was so close to doing that. However, a prize of €337,142 is still a really nice prize to win on this rainy morning. We are asking all our Dublin players to get checking those tickets to see if you have won of these big prizes. If you are one of those two lucky ticketholders, be sure to sign the back of the ticket and please contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make arrangements to get your prize.”
The National Lottery has also reminded players that it has extended the period of time that lucky winners can collect prizes due to COVID health restrictions. This means that any lucky winners of Lotto, EuroMillions, Telly Bingo and Daily Millions draws from 9th January 2020 until draws in the week 5th July 2020 will have an extra three months in which they can claim their prize. The prize claims extension applies to winners who purchased their tickets and certain scratch card games in-store, online at www.lottery.ie and via 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.