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Cashing in Limerick Lotto player wins €1m in Millionaire Raffle and three others win €100K each


Cash (stock photo)

Cash (stock photo)

Cash (stock photo)

Lady luck blessed Lotto players across the country last night including one who has become Ireland's newest millionaire. 

One Limerick player woke up to the best New Year possible after scooping a whopping €1 million in the National Lottery's Millionaire Raffle.

The winning ticket – number 6605 – was the top draw but three other punters from Cavan, Kilkenny and Louth who will also celebrate 2021 in some style, having won €100,000 each in the Millionaire Raffle.

Tarpey’s SuperValu in Cavan (ticket number 156201), Crehan & McCabe SuperValu in Kilkenny (ticket number 461380), and Central News in Louth (ticket number 115438) have all been confirmed as the locations where the three winning tickets were sold.

The National Lottery has today urged people to check their raffle numbers to see if they're in luck as more than 6,000 players won prizes of between €500 and €1 million in last night’s draw.

A spokesperson for the National Lottery said: "We are calling on all our players who purchased a Millionaire Raffle ticket for last night’s New Year’s Eve draw, either in-store or online to check their tickets carefully to see if they are Ireland’s newest millionaire or indeed to see if they have won one of the other 6,008 cash prizes.”

There were also ten prizes of €10,000, 30 prizes of €5,000, 165 prizes of €1,000 and 5,800 prizes of €500 won by lucky players.

Meanwhile, a Dublin punter defied incredible odds of 3,750/1 to scoop a whopping prize on Wednesday's Lotto draw.

The anonymous customer won €7,500 after placing a bet in a BoyleSports shop in the capital for the Wednesday evening Daily Millions Plus draw.

They picked four numbers - 5, 15, 16 and 21 - and placed a simple €2 accumulator on them all landing.

Fortunately the numbers all rolled out and the tiny bet returned a grand total of €7,502.

Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: "We must send huge congratulations over to our Dublin punter who only needed a small €2 investment to walk off with a tasty four-figure sum on Wednesday.

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