6 August 2017
By Elaine Murphy
It was a bumper weekend for EuroMillions and Lotto players in Ireland this August bank holiday weekend with over a half million in top prizes won by two separate winners in Cork and Monaghan.
Monaghan may have been edged out of the GAA football championship yesterday but one lucky Monaghan Lotto player has something to celebrate after they won the €250,000 Lotto Plus prize in Saturday’s Lotto draw. The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold yesterday at the XL Store on the Dundalk Road in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.
Owner of the XL Store in Carrickmacross, Shane Cassidy said: “It’s a fantastic win for the town and it’ll give the community here a great boost. The majority of our customers are local so I’d love to see one of them picking up this life changing prize. We had a fair bit of passing trade with the Monaghan football match in Croke Park yesterday so whoever the winner is, we wish them the very best of luck with their prize.”
The winning Lotto Plus 2 numbers were: 02, 09, 15, 25, 32, 45 Bonus 38
There was no winner of Saturday’s €6 million Lotto jackpot. Wednesday’s rolling jackpot is now an estimated €6.5 million.
Meanwhile, players in Cork are being reminded to check their EuroMillions tickets from Friday night’s draw (4th August) after a Match 5 + Lucky star prize of €257,084 was won in the Rebel County. The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at the Easons’s store in the Wilton Shopping Centre on Saturday 29th July.
The winning EuroMillions numbers were: 29, 30, 36, 40, 41 Lucky Stars: 02, 09
The National Lottery advises players to check their tickets. If you’re the lucky ticketholder, sign the back of the ticket and contact the National Lottery Prize Claims Team on 01 836 4444.Follow TheCork.ie (The Online Newspaper for Cork, Ireland) on social media