17 October 2021
By Tom Collins
Ireland’s largest ever Lotto jackpot remains up for grabs next Wednesday night after there was no outright winner of the record €19.06 million jackpot in Saturday night’s draw. Over 235,000 players won prizes in the draw which include four big winners from Cavan, Cork, Dublin and Kildare who all won life-changing prizes.
As there were no additional funds added to last night’s astonishing jackpot, this meant that in excess of €1 million was distributed to the next winning tier for the Match 5 + Bonus prize. Two players from Cavan and Kildare both came to within just one number of the massive jackpot to share a total prize fund of €1,281,718 and will now claim €640,859 each.
The Kildare winner purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket at the Daybreak store on main street in Newbridge on the day of the draw while the Cavan winner purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket at the renowned Hannigan’s store in Cootehill Town in Co. Cavan.
Hannigan’s store in Cootehill is run by brothers, Niall, Sean and Padraig and they have the Midas touch when it comes to selling winning lottery tickets to their customers who have won over €9 million in prizes in National Lottery games since 2001. Previous wins include two Lotto jackpots worth £1 million (punts) in 2001 and another €4.8 million Lotto jackpot win in 2007. Most recently, Hannigan’s again hit the headlines after they sold a winning EuroMillions ticket worth €256,158 to ‘The Little Rays Syndicate’ who, with 295 members became the largest ever lottery syndicate to win a top tier prize in Ireland.
The winning numbers for last night’s (Saturday 16th October) Lotto draw were: 01, 07, 20, 21, 24, 44 and the bonus was 19.
Meanwhile, two further Lotto players in Ballinspittle in Co. Cork and in Raheny in Dublin 5 will also be celebrating this morning after both players won the top prize of €250,000 in Saturday’s Lotto Plus 2 draw. The player in Ballinspittle purchased their winning Quick Pick at the Centra store in the centre of Ballinspittle village while the Dublin player bought their winning Quick Pick ticket at the SuperValu store in Raheny Shopping Centre.
The winning numbers in last night’s Lotto Plus 2 draw were: 01, 03, 05, 24, 25, 39 and the bonus was 06.
The four biggest winning ticket holders from last night’s Lotto draws are advised to sign the back of their tickets and keep them safe. They should contact the National Lottery prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prizes.
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 €6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 34 years ago. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.