EuroMillions players in the seaside town of Portmarnock in North County Dublin are being urged to check their tickets today after one lucky ticketholder won the €500,000 EuroMillions Plus top prize in Tuesday night’s draw.
The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold yesterday at the Spar Store on the Strand Road in Portmarnock, Co. Dublin. While there was no winner of the massive €108 million jackpot on Tuesday night, over 58,000 players in Ireland won prizes. Next Friday’s EuroMillions jackpot now rolls to an incredible €120 million (estimated) on Friday.
So far this year, there have been an incredible 17 winners of the €500,000 EuroMillion Plus top prize in Ireland.
The winning EuroMillions Plus numbers for last night’s draw were: 04, 08, 20, 35, 45.
Michael Doyle who has been owner of the lucky Spar store in Portmarnock for over seven years said: “There’s great excitement in Portmarnock this morning as news of the half million euro win spreads throughout the town. The lottery terminal is in the store is already flat out checking tickets with customers hoping that they have the big winner! The winner could literally be anybody - it has been a very busy couple of days in the shop as beachgoers have been soaking up the last few days of the summer with their ice-creams and of course lottery tickets,” he said.
A National Lottery spokesperson also appealed for all EuroMillions players to check their tickets and said: “Last night’s EuroMillions draws produced an incredible 58,000 winners in Ireland so we are encouraging every single player to check their tickets, regardless of where they bought them. If you are the lucky winner of the €500,000 EuroMillions Plus top prize, we advise you to sign the back of the ticket, put it in a safe place and contact our prize claims team on 01 836 4444, and we will make arrangements for you to come to the National Lottery to collect your prize”.
Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage and the Irish Language. In total more than €5.4 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 32 years ago. In 2018 alone, more than €227 million was raised; the equivalent of €620,000 a day in support for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland