Thursday 5 December 2019

National Lottery release details on where €39m EuroMillions jackpot winning ticket was sold

Alan O'Keeffe

The National Lottery have released some details on where the winning EuroMillions ticket, worth €38.9m, was sold.

Miriam O'Donohoe for the National Lottery told Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1 that the winning ticket was sold in the Dublin region.

She also confirmed that the winner had not yet been in touch with National Lottery HQ.

Over the weekend, staff at Lotto headquarters said it was possible that the owner of the ticket may not have checked it, as they had not contacted the lottery organisers.

The winning numbers were 4, 8, 22, 23, and 48. The lucky star numbers were 1 and 12.

We are having tremendous luck with EuroMillions - this was the third jackpot winner in Ireland in 2017.

In January, a Dublin work syndicate claimed €88.5m with a ticket bought in the Applegreen Service Station in Lusk, Co Dublin.

In July, a syndicate from the west of Ireland won €28.9m with a ticket bought at the Garryduff XL store in Castlebar, Co Mayo, making it the most won in one year since the draw was launched here in 2004.

"This has been an amazing year for our EuroMillions players and what a way to finish with our third jackpot winner on Friday," said Lottery CEO Dermot Griffin.

"We are urging anyone who bought a EuroMillions ticket for Friday's draw to check their numbers to see if they are the holder of the golden ticket."

A spokeswoman said it was not unusual for people not to have checked their ticket.

"It is possible that people have not checked their tickets yet; it's so important to do so.

"It took our Mayo winner a few days to get in touch and that's not unusual," she added.


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