Two players have won €250,000 (₦119 million) after claiming the top prize in last night’s Lotto Plus 2 draw.
The winning tickets were sold in Cork and Dublin and the numbers drawn were 1, 3, 5, 24, 25, 39 and the bonus was 6.
The tickets were purchased in Ballinspittle in Co Cork and in Raheny in Dublin 5.
The player in Ballinspittle bought 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.
There was no winner of the main jackpot, worth a record €19m.
However, two players won €640,859 after matching five numbers plus the bonus. Those tickets were bought in Kildare and Cavan.
The Kildare winner purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket at the Daybreak store on the 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 having sold more than €9 million in prizes in National Lottery games since 2001.
Previous wins include two Lotto jackpots worth IRE£1m in 2001 and another €4.8m 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 numbers from the main Lotto draw were 1, 7, 20, 21, 24, 44 and the bonus was 19.
The €19,060,800 jackpot is currently capped and has been rolling since June 9.
As the jackpot is now capped, it means that no additional money will be added to the jackpot prize until it is won.
The funds that would normally go to the jackpot will now be distributed to the next lower prize tier at which there are winners.
In total, more than 235,000 players won prizes in Saturday’s Lotto and Lotto Plus games.