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Search Begins For Big Winners In Cork and Waterford

Last Updated: Monday 6th August 2018, 11:30 am

Irish National Lottery players in Cork and Waterford have been urged to check their tickets after a couple of famous wins at the weekend. One lucky ticket holder scooped €1 million in a special edition of the Ireland Only Raffle in Friday night’s EuroMillions, before a Lotto jackpot of €8.3 million was won just 24 hours later.

Ireland Only Raffle Creates Another Millionaire

The EuroMillions jackpot of €69 million might have rolled over on Friday, but the Ireland Only Raffle guaranteed that one player would become a millionaire. The winning raffle code was revealed to be I-DZW-38394, and the ticket was sold at the Aramark Shop in University Hospital Waterford.

Patrick Casey, the manager of the shop, said: "This is unbelievable news! There is massive excitement in the hospital today at the prospect of a staff member, a visitor or even a patient being the lucky winner of this huge amount of money.

“We are a very busy shop with visitors, patients and staff. There are several syndicates amongst the staff so we are hoping it is somebody connected with the hospital. This is our first big EuroMillions win so we are over the moon.“

One of the Highest Lotto Wins of 2018

There was a similar level of excitement in the Dunnes Store in Bishopstown, Cork, over the weekend, after an Irish Lotto ticket worth €8.3 million was sold in the shop. The winning numbers were 3, 4, 5, 19, 26 and 43, while the Bonus Ball was 24. Go to the Irish Lotto Results page for more information.

National Lottery CEO Dermot Griffin said: “This is certainly a Bank Holiday to remember for a lucky player or players.This is one of the highest Lotto jackpot wins of the year and we are delighted for the rebel county.”

The Lotto jackpot had previously been rolling over since the middle of June, when it was won on Wednesday 13th and again in the next draw on Saturday 16th. The largest Lotto prize to be given away this year remains the €8.5 million won by a single player from Loughrea, Co Galway, on Saturday 12th May.

More Big Jackpots This Week

The Lotto jackpot for the next draw on Wednesday will be  €2 million, while EuroMillions has soared to a massive €75 million. If you fancy playing either game, or perhaps even both, you can go to any authorised retailer in Ireland or try your luck online.

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