Westmeath and Donegal Players Split €12.3 Million Irish Lotto Jackpot
Last Updated: Monday 8th May 2017, 10:04 am
Two lucky players shared the second-largest Irish Lotto jackpot of the year on Saturday night as they matched all six main numbers to pocket €6.1 million each. The winning tickets were sold in the Topaz Service Station on Dublin Road, Athlone and at Mickey Joe’s Country Store in Umlagh, Carrigart, Co. Donegal.
A gigantic €12.3 million had been up for grabs following a run of 18 rollovers, and the winning numbers were 3, 7, 17, 21, 22 and 28. The Bonus Ball was 2. You can find a full breakdown of the prizes at the Irish Lotto Results page, following a draw which produced over 79,000 winning tickets in total.
Both of the jackpot-winning tickets were Quick Pick entries, and the lucky players now have 90 days to come forward and claim their wonderful prizes. Anyone who bought a ticket in either of the winning locations has been urged to check their numbers, while there is also a sense of excitement at both of the stores.
Paula Keegan, store manager of the Topaz Service Station in Athlone, said: “This is the first time we have sold such a large winning ticket. This is a busy shop with lots of passing trade so while we would love if the winner was a local, it is a possibility that the ticket was purchased by someone passing through.”
On a fantastic weekend for lottery players, one fortunate EuroMillions ticket holder also became a millionaire thanks to the Ireland Only Raffle. The game guarantees that there will be ten winners of €5,000 in each draw, but Friday’s special edition provided one of the lucky ten players with an extra €1 million. The winning code was I-BXK-32751, and the ticket was sold at the Maxol service station in Naas, Co Kildare.
As the wait for the weekend’s big winners to come forward continues, you can try to emulate their success by choosing numbers online or visiting any authorised retailer in Ireland, whether you want to try your luck on Wednesday’s Irish Lotto or attempt to win tomorrow night’s €80 million EuroMillions jackpot. Good luck!