The big Kilkenny winner wasn’t the only one to walk away with a massive cash prize in Wednesday night’s draw with players in Cavan, Dublin and Laois also sharing a lot of Lotto luck.
The whopping windfall was won after one lucky punter bought the Quick Pick ticket in a shop in the county.
The winning numbers were 4, 14, 20, 23, 27, 37 with the bonus number 39.
The ticket holder, who has yet to make contact with the National Lottery to claim their prize, has officially becomes the 12th largest Lotto jackpot winner in the history of the game.
However, the big Kilkenny winner wasn’t the only one to walk away with a massive cash prize in Wednesday night’s draw with players in Cavan, Dublin and Laois also sharing a lot of Lotto luck.
Punters in Co Laois will also be checking their tickets after the Lotto Plus 2 top prize of €250,000 was won with a Quick Pick ticket purchased at the Corrib Oil service station in Fairgreen in Portlaoise yesterday.
And two players, in Cavan and Dublin, also came within a whisker of sharing the €12.7 million jackpot after they won the Match 5 + Bonus prize which was worth €416,263. Instead, they will each pocket a cool €208,132 each.
The winning Cavan Quick Pick ticket was sold at Cullies Mace services station on the Ballyhayes Road in Cavan Town while the other ticket in Dublin was sold at the Circle K Sundrive service station on the Lower Kimmage Road in Dublin 6 W.
The National Lottery is now encouraging over 137,000 winners who scooped prizes in Wednesday night’s draws, especially those in Kilkenny, Laois, Cavan and Dublin, to check their tickets.
A National Lottery spokesperson said it will reveal the name of the winning jackpot store in Kilkenny in the coming days.
“As always with multi-million jackpot wins, it is important that we inform the winning retailer and of course to give the winning ticketholder the time and space they need to let this truly life-altering €12.7 million win sink in,” the spokesperson said.
“With so many big winners in Wednesday night’s Lotto draw, we are asking everyone who bought a ticket for the draw to check their tickets carefully.”
They added: “We advise the winner of any of these prizes to try their best to remain calm and be sure to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place.”
The winners can contact the National Lottery prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email email@example.com and they will make arrangements for winners to collect their prize.