Thursday 22 February 2018

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

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

David Kearns

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.

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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