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Kerry has seen 38 Lotto winners since 1988, sharing tens of millions in prize pots. Photo: Andrey Popov

Kerry has seen 38 Lotto winners since 1988, sharing tens of millions in prize pots. Photo: Andrey Popov

Kerry has seen 38 Lotto winners since 1988, sharing tens of millions in prize pots. Photo: Andrey Popov

The Kingdom is celebrating a whopping €9,772,175 Lotto jackpot win, making the county one of the most fortunate in Ireland.

However, the winner (or winners) has yet to declare their new-found wealth and Lotto organisers are encouraging everyone in Co Kerry to check their tickets.

The winning numbers from Saturday night's draw are: 04, 09, 15, 27, 29, 34 and the bonus number is 17.

Since 1988, there have been 38 Lotto jackpot winners from Co Kerry, who have shared more than €58m.

The latest winner is the fourth jackpot winner this year. So far this year, more than €40m has been scooped in prizes.

A National Lottery spokesman said he expected the name of the winning shop in Co Kerry to be revealed in a couple of days.

"With a jackpot win of this amount, it's important we take some time to inform the winning retailer and of course to give the winning ticket holder the time and space they need to let this amazing win sink in," the spokesman said.

"We encourage all Lotto players, who purchased a ticket for Saturday's Lotto draw, to check their tickets carefully.

"If you're one of the lucky winners of any of Saturday night's big prizes, please sign the back of the ticket and contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email claims@lottery.ie and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize, when it is safe to do so.

"As well as being home to the latest jackpot winner, Kerry also had a win of €500,000 on EuroMillions Plus during the week. This ticket was sold at Daly's SuperValu on Park Road in Kerry.

"This is the third EuroMillions Plus prize for this amount won in Kerry, so far this year.

"Amazingly, we have yet to hear from any of those winners, so we urge all our Kerry players to check their tickets as there are now four huge prize winners in the country."

Irish Independent