Tuesday 20 November 2018

Blarney player wins €100k in New Year raffle

Maria Herlihy

A lotto player in Blarney has started the New Year in style after scooping €100,000 in the Christmas Millionaire Raffle. 

The draw took place on New Year's Eve in the National Lottery offices in Dublin and in total 5,056 players won prizes between €500 and €1 million. However, the top prize of €1 million was won in Wexford. 

The ticket in Blarney was bought at the Centra Filling Station, Shean Lower and the number is 99666.

Players in Cavan, Meath and Dublin are also celebrating the kickstart to 2018 having landed top tier prizes of €250,000 and €100,000 in the raffle.  

The Christmas Millionaire Raffle ticket number 54239 won the top prize of €1 million and the golden winning ticket was sold at Flanagan's Centra in Castlebridge, Co. Wexford on Thursday, December 14. 

National Lottery CEO Dermot Griffin said today: "Congratulations to all our winners - what a way to start off 2018. We urge all those who bought a Christmas Millionaire raffle ticket to check their numbers on our website With more than 5,000 prizes the odds of winning this year were increased."

All Christmas Millionaire Raffle ticket holders have 90 days from the day of the draw to collect their prizes. The top six prizes can only be collected in National Lottery offices in Dublin.