Big Irish Winners As EuroMillions Jackpot Is Given Away
Last Updated: Monday 26th February 2018, 11:55 am
A EuroMillions jackpot of €177.7 million was split between two players on Friday 23rd February. While the lucky ticket holders came from Spain and the UK, it was still a spectacular night for Ireland as participants picked up big prizes across several of the associated games.
The EuroMillions numbers drawn on Friday 23rd February were 10, 17, 18, 28 and 47, with Lucky Stars 3 and 7. Over 4.7 million players snapped up prizes, and the jackpot finally came crashing down after a run of rollovers as two ticket holders matched the full winning line to claim €88.8 million each.
Visit the EuroMillions Results page to see a full breakdown of all the prizes won, including the 137,951 awards given away in Ireland.
EuroMillionaires Raffle Draw
Friday night also witnessed the second edition of the EuroMillionaires Raffle Draw, which guaranteed that there would be 25 winners of €1 million from across the nine participating countries. One of the prizes went Ireland’s way, to the player matching the code IDKB06633.
It has been revealed that the ticket was sold in Cork, at the Easons store in the Wilton Shopping Centre. Martina Walsh, the manager of the store, said: “It’s amazing news to know that one of our customers is waking up this morning as a millionaire! All of the staff here today are absolutely buzzing. It’s very much a local shop in the heart of Cork City so we hope that it’s a local winner and we’ll certainly be reminding everybody we see today to check their tickets."
As well as the new millionaire in Cork, there were also four winners of the €500,000 top prize in EuroMillions Plus. Two of the players bought their tickets in Co. Tipperary, at Bergin’s Foodfair in Clonmel and Michael O’Brien’s Spar Shop in Borrisokane. The other winning tickets, also both Quick Picks, were sold at Ballymany Shopping Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare and Walsh’s Daybreak Store, Cork Road, Waterford.
EuroMillions Plus offers fixed prizes, so winners do not have to worry about splitting the money even when there are multiple winners. A National Lottery spokesperson said: “EuroMillions Plus continues to be incredibly lucky for Irish players and with 11 top prize wins so far this year, we could smash last year’s record of 31 EuroMillions Plus winners.”
EuroMillions will return on Tuesday night with a jackpot of €17 million, and you can try to make sure the top prize is won for the second draw in a row by choosing numbers online or going to any authorised retailer in Ireland. Good luck!