ONE lucky lottery player has finally won a must-win lottery ticket tonight with a 19 million euro jackpot.
The National Lottery has confirmed the jackpot, which has been capped at 19.6 million euros since the beginning of October, has not been won since June 9 – more than seven months.
As the prize pool of almost €20 million was capped, the amount normally added to the jackpot was instead added to the winners of the lower prize categories.
But tonight a player matched all the numbers in the main draw.
In the main lottery draw, the numbers are 2, 9, 16, 30, 37, 40 and 23 bonus.
During the Plus 1 draw, the numbers drawn are 5, 9, 16, 27, 33, 41 and the bonus 12.
In the Plus 2 draw, the numbers are 6, 11, 19, 23, 26, 44 and the bonus 16.
The lottery number is 9398.
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There was also a winner in the Lotto Plus 2 draw in Co Kilkenny.
The historic lottery event saw 149 Match 5 + Bonus tier winners benefit from the extras that are usually added to the jackpots and they will now claim each €36,687.
A National Lottery spokesman said: “Saturday’s special draw “will win” has really brought to life the excitement of the past few days and we are delighted to see so many winners. Win share that winning feeling.
The €19,060,800 Lotto jackpot was officially won by a player who matched all six numbers, which means the ‘Will Win’ mechanism is not needed tonight.
“We are now asking all of our players to check their tickets very carefully to see if they are in possession of the golden ticket. If they are the lucky winners, we encourage them to sign it. Go to the back of the ticket immediately and contact us.team on 1800 666 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org , and we will arrange for you to claim your prize. “
“Tonight also proved to be a big night for the 149 players who benefited from the prize pool boosted to tier 5 + Bonus.
“As the Lotto jackpot is capped at €19,060,800, the money that would normally go to the jackpot will flow down to the next prize tier with a winner, and in tonight’s draw it’s the Battle prize tier. match 5 + Bonus.”
Earlier this evening, the National Lottery website and app went down, leaving thousands of people unable to purchase tickets online on their “must-win” draw night.
The huge jackpot has been spinning since June 9 and won’t end until the end of this week, but users are still frustrated that they can’t buy virtual tickets.
One Twitter user said: “How can you win the lottery if the server is down?”
Another added: “The Lotto app has been down for the past hour, on a big night.”
On their website, a Lotto spokesperson said: “Due to high traffic, we are experiencing technical difficulties with some features. Thanks for your patience.
“If you continue to have trouble logging in, please arrive at your local lottery retailer by 19:45.”
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