10 May 2020
By Mary Bermingham
In Entertainment News: A Cork online player has won €118,737 after falling one number short of Lotto jackpot!
Two players from Dublin and Cork, were both one number shy of sharing last night’s Irish Lotto jackpot but shared a prize of €237,474. Another lucky Dubliner also won the Lotto Plus 2 top prize of €250,000.
The Dublin ticket was sold in a retail store, while the Cork ticket was sold online to a player with a County Cork address.
Since the Lotto games inception in 1988, there have been 42 Lotto jackpot winners from Clare who have shared over €64 million in jackpot prizes
The winning didn’t stop there as a lucky North Dublin player won a cool €250,000 after winning the top prize on Lotto Plus 2. This winning ticket was sold at the Mace store on Glasnevin Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 11.
The National Lottery spokesperson continued: “Last night was a really lucky one for our players all over the country, particularly in Clare, Dublin and Cork, with not only the Lotto jackpot being won, but two other ticketholders falling just one number shy of sharing the jackpot, as well as a Lotto Plus 2 win. We are now asking everyone to check their Lotto tickets carefully please sign the back of the ticket and contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email email@example.com and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. We really look forward to welcoming the fifth Lotto jackpot winner of 2020, as well as all our other winners, to the National Lottery Winner’s Room in Dublin when it is safe to do so.”
With so many winners in last night’s Lotto draw (more than 86,000), the National Lottery has reminded players that it has extended the period of time that lucky winners can collect prizes to encourage people to stay at home and not require them to make any unnecessary journeys during the current public health emergency.
This means that any lucky winners of Lotto and Lotto Plus, Lotto 54321, EuroMillions and EuroMillions Plus, Telly Bingo, Daily Millions and Daily Millions Plus draws from 9th January 2020 until draws in the week 5th July 2020 will have an extra three months in which they can claim their prize. The prize claims extension applies to winners who purchased their tickets and scratch card games in-store, online at www.lottery.ie and via the National Lottery App.
Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all 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 €5.6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 32 years ago. In 2019 alone, €250 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.