13 October 2019
By Elaine Murphy
The National Lottery is this morning appealing to its Lotto players in the South of Ireland to check their tickets after two major prizes, totalling €493,365, were won by Lotto players in the Kingdom and Rebel Counties of Kerry and Cork on last night’s draw (Saturday 12th October).
One Kerry Lotto player scooped the top prize of €250,000 on the Lotto Plus 2 draw while a Cork ticketholder came agonisingly close to hitting the €4,091,940 Lotto jackpot, but won €243,365 after matching five numbers and the bonus ball.
The winning Lotto Plus 2 winning ticket was purchased in Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee, Lower Rock Street in Tralee, Co. Kerry. The winning Lotto Plus 2 numbers were: 05, 12, 20, 33, 42, 43 and the bonus number was 15.
Meanwhile, another lucky Lotto player in Cork won a cool €243,365 on Lotto as they matched five numbers and the bonus. This ticket was purchased at the Mace store in Mayfield Shopping Centre, Silversprings, Cork City. This was the second major National Lottery prize to be won in the Rebel county in 24 hours after a EuroMillions Plus prize, worth €500,000 was won on Friday’s draw in Mahon.
The numbers from last night’s main Lotto draw were: 01, 23, 27, 33, 42, 44 and the bonus was 31.
A spokesperson for the National Lottery said: “With the days getting shorter and a bit colder, these two prizes will brighten up the lives of two players down in the south of the country. We are advising all our Kerry and Cork players to carefully check their Lotto tickets and if you do happen to be one of those two lucky ticketholders, be sure to sign the back of the ticket, keep this valuable piece of paper safe and contact our prize claims team on 01 836 4444 and we will make arrangements for you to come to the National Lottery to get your prize”.
There were no winner of the Lotto jackpot, which will roll to an estimated €4.5 million for the next draw on Wednesday 16th October.
Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage and the Irish Language. In total more than €5.4 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 32 years ago. In 2018 alone, more than €228 million was raised; the equivalent of €625,000 a day in support for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.