Someone in Leinster woke up today nearly €50m richer after it was revealed that a player in the east of the country has won the big prize.
The hunt is now on to find the lucky winner, who woke up to an online alert from the National Lottery informing them of their big windfall but has yet to come forward.
The person who won the life-changing sum of money, €49,564,587 played the game via their online account.
A noticifcation has been sent to their online account, urging them to get in touch to claim their prize. The winning ticket was a €2.50 Normal Play selection, meaning that the player selected their own winning numbers.
This is the 16th time that the jackpot has been claimed here since the game began back in 2004.
The winning numbers are: 14, 15, 24, 29, 42, and the Lucky Stars are 02, 04.
“This lucky ticketholder in Leinster has woken up this morning to an email to confirm that they are the lucky winner of last night’s €49.5 million EuroMillions jackpot," said a spokesperson.
"We are still waiting to hear from this winner so we are encouraging all of our online user’s in Leinster to check their accounts and emails and if they are the winner, to get in touch so we can officially begin the prize claims process."
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “€49.5 million is truly a life-changing prize and we are delighted to confirm that this lucky ticket was sold in Ireland.
Dolores McNamara: Limerick woman won €115m in 2005. Photo: Collins
“This is Ireland’s 16th EuroMillions jackpot winner and we are now asking all our players to check their tickets very carefully to see if they are the lucky winner or winners. "
The lucky winners are asked to sign the back of the ticket and contact the National Lottery prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email email@example.com.
The highest Euromillions prize claimed in Ireland was scooped up by a Naul family syndicate, who won €175.4 million on a ticket sold in Reilly’s Daybreak in Naul, Co Dublin.
The first Irish Euromillions winner was Dolores McNamara from Limerick in 2005. The gigantic €115 million prize landed her a spot on the list of the top 100 richest people in Ireland.
A lucky couple in Co Tipperary won a €15 million jackpot in 2008, followed by a family syndicate who took home €29.4 million in one year later.
In June 2013, a ticket worth €187 million was sold in Beaumont, Dublin, to a winner from Belgium. The prize was shared with an anonymous Dublin player, making them €94 million richer.
Three months later, a young man from the South East shared a jackpot of over €25 million with a player in Spain, taking home over €12.8 million.
A family who wished to stay anonymous claimed a jackpot prize worth €15 million on a ticket sold in Staunton’s Costcutter on Main Street, Castlebar, Co Mayo in 2014.
An €86.7 million jackpot was won by a syndicate from Dublin in September 2014. The ticket was sold in Centra, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin.
A syndicate of friends split the jackpot of €132,376,632, winning more than €66 million each in January 2016 from a ticket sold in Eason’s store, Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Carlow.
Later that year, a syndicate of 22 Dublin Bus workers won the €23.8 million jackpot in July.
The ticket was sold in O’Hanlon’s Portarlington.
In 2017, three syndicates won the Euromillions. The first was a Dublin work syndicate that claimed the €88.5 million jackpot. The winning ticket was sold at the Applegreen Service Station on the M1 Northbound in Lusk, Co Dublin.
In July, a syndicate from the West of Ireland won a €29 million EuroMillions jackpot. The ticket was sold in Garryduff XL Store on Pound Road, Castlebar in Co. Mayo.
In December, a small family syndicate from Dublin won €38.9 million on a ticket purchased in The Village Shop in Malahide Shopping Centre.
A syndicate of 32 colleagues from Stakelums Hardware store in Thurles Co Tipperary, shared a €17 million EuroMillions jackpot with a ticket they purchased at Eason’s Store in Thurles Shopping Centre in 2018.
Last year, the Naul Family Syndicate won €175.4 million on a ticket sold in Reilly’s Daybreak in Naul, Co. Dublin.
In February, a family in Co Mayo shared the incredible €17m jackpot with a ticket they purchased at Mulroy’s Londis Store in Castlebar.