Lottery player in Kilkenny cracks €8.5 million jackpot

A Lotto player in Kilkenny woke up this morning to be Ireland’s latest Lotto jackpot winner after winning a staggering €8,508,720 in Saturday night’s drawing.

The winner has officially secured the title of fourth lottery jackpot winner of the year after players in Counties Mayo, Meath and Dublin won.

The winning numbers for the Saturday 7th May lottery draw were: 01, 31, 35, 39, 42, 46 and the bonus was 45.

In nearby County Waterford, another lottery player is celebrating a celebratory weekend after winning the top prize of €1million in last night’s Lotto Plus 1 draw.

Saturday night’s lottery draw officially brought the number of National Lottery millionaires to 18 this year.

The winning numbers for last night’s Lotto Plus 1 draw were: 03, 10, 16, 23, 25, 40 and the bonus was 17.

The National Lottery has confirmed that the winners’ locations, where both tickets were sold, will be announced in the coming days.

Last night’s drawing saw over 116,000 players win prizes in the Lotto and Lotto Plus games which included a Dublin player who got five correct numbers and the bonus in the main draw in addition to the Jackpot and Lotto Plus 1 grand prize wins to land a whopping win of €107,156.

The Dublin winner purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket on Friday 6th May at Tesco Park Point in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

All biggest winners of Saturday night’s drawing are advised to sign the back of their tickets and keep them safe.

A National Lottery spokesman advised winning players to contact the National Lottery Prize Claims team and arrangements will be made to enable them to claim their prizes.

“This has truly been a life changing weekend for not one, but two lottery players in neighboring counties who have both now become Ireland’s newest lottery millionaires,” said the spokesman.

“We are advising all our players in Kilkenny and Waterford to check their tickets carefully today as two players now have life-changing €8,508,720 and €1million in tickets.”

“And of course they’re not the only two players to win big last night, a player from Dublin matched five and hit the bonus in the main draw to win €107,156. If you bought your ticket at Tesco Park Point in Dun Laoghaire on Friday 6th May we advise you to check your ticket as soon as possible.” Lottery player in Kilkenny cracks €8.5 million jackpot

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