Winning €19 million ticket sold in Castlebar, but the winner is still to come forward
Nice to know Mayo can win something...
Ireland's largest jackpot has been on everyone's mind since Saturday night's draw, but the winner is yet to come forward to collect.
The National Lottery has confirmed that the winning €19.06 million Lotto jackpot ticket from the draw was sold in Castlebar in Co. Mayo.
The National Lottery is encouraging players in the town to check their tickets for the record-breaking prize.
The name of the shop where the winning ticket was sold will be revealed on Wednesday (19 January).
The winning numbers for last Saturday were: 02, 09, 16, 30, 37, 40 and the bonus was 23.
A "must win" system was put in place following controversy that the jackpot had not been won in over seven months.
The system, however, was not required, as the player in Castlebar matched all six numbers and the bonus.
— The Irish National Lottery (@NationalLottery) January 17, 2022
“Saturday night’s Lotto draw was an incredibly exciting event which saw players in every county in Ireland win big in the draw," a National Lottery spokesperson said.
"We are still waiting to hear from Ireland’s largest ever Lotto jackpot winner from Castlebar.
"We are urging all of our players in from Saturday night’s draw to check their tickets carefully and if you are one of the big winners, you should contact the prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or firstname.lastname@example.org so that arrangements can be made for your prize to be paid.”
As the Lotto jackpot was capped at €19.06 million, the funds from Saturday night’s draw that would usually go to the jackpot flowed down to the next highest tier at which there was a winner.
There were 149 winners at the Match 5 + Bonus tier who shared almost €5.5 million and they will now claim €36,687 each.
One player in Kilkenny was the first Lotto Plus 2 winner of the year, taking home the €250,000 prize after purchasing their winning Quick Pick ticket on Friday (14 January) in Kitty's Cabin on Rose Inn Street in Kilkenny City.