Tuesday 24 January 2017

North West scoops another lotto windfall as lucky punter wins €8m

David Kearns

Published 06/03/2016 | 09:18

Kerri-Nicole Blanc in an ad for the National Lottery
Kerri-Nicole Blanc in an ad for the National Lottery

There were champagne corks popping in the North West last night as at least one lucky punter won more than €8 million in Saturday’s National Lottery draw.

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The winning numbers were 2, 8, 16, 24, 33 and 42, bonus ball 47, and the total jackpot amounts to €8,244,501.

There were no winners of the Lotto Plus 1 or Lotto Plus 2 top prize.

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The second lotto windfall for the region, following January’s €13.8m win for a Mayo family, it is still unclear who Ireland’s latest millionaire is.

A spokesperson for the National Lottery said no one had yet come forward to claim the €8,244,501 prize.

Wednesday's jackpot will likely be in excess for €2m, they added.

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Elsewhere, Ireland’s latest EuroMillions winner can now collect their colossal €66million jackpot after the National Lottery received the last of the money from their European counterparts.

There were two winners of the €132million jackpot – one based in Ireland, the other in France.

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