Irish Lotto Jackpot Won in County Galway
Last Updated: Thursday 29th July 2021, 13:28 pm
Irish National Lottery officials have congratulated two players who became millionaires in Saturday’s Lotto draws. One ticket holder won the €4 million jackpot in the main Lotto game, while another landed €1 million on Lotto Plus 1. The hunt is now on for both winners, who have 90 days to come forward and claim their prizes.
The Irish Lotto jackpot had rolled over five times in a row prior to Saturday’s draw, climbing just past the €4 million mark. The winning numbers were 9, 10, 34, 37, 40 and 47, and it was announced later on the night that a single ticket had matched all six.
The lucky entry was sold at Joyce’s Supermarket, Doughiska Shopping Centre, Doughiska Road, less than 10 kilometres from Galway city centre. Speculation has already begun about the identity of the winner, with store owner Pat Joyce leading the celebrations.
He said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have sold the winning jackpot ticket and it’s fantastic news for our customers in the Doughiska community. We’ve been spreading the good news to our locals this morning and getting them to check their Lotto tickets. Doughiska is a lovely place, one that has grown a lot in terms of population in recent years and is a multicultural town so I’m really hoping that the winner is a local.”
There were over 31,000 other winners in the main Lotto draw, including one player from Co. Longford who matched five of the main numbers, plus the Bonus Ball of 7, to scoop €238,673. In Lotto Plus 1, meanwhile, one participant pocketed the €1 million top prize with a ticket bought in the Spar Maxol store and service station on Church Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Tenth and Eleventh Millionaires of 2019
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “It’s fantastic news that we have two new millionaires from last night’s Lotto draws. These lucky players are the tenth and eleventh Lotto millionaires made this year alone. We are now asking all our players in Galway, Offaly and Longford to carefully check their tickets.”
Anyone who thinks they have a winning ticket has been advised to sign it, keep it safe and get in touch with the National Lottery to start the claims process. You can also use the Lotto Checker to see if you have won a prize in the last 90 days.
While the Lotto jackpot was won on Saturday night, EuroMillions rolled over on Friday and will now be worth €140 million in the next draw on Tuesday night. Friday’s draw was the first Superdraw since February, when a family syndicate from County Dublin went on to bank €175 million and set a new Irish record in the process.
Whether you want to have a go at winning the EuroMillions jackpot or hope to become the second Lotto winner in a row, you can choose your numbers online now or by visiting an authorised retailer. Best of luck!