• The West was well and truly awake today as it emerged a lucky player in Co. Galway scooped last night’s mega Lotto jackpot worth more than €8.5 million.

    The shop that sold the life-changing €8,549,067 Lotto Jackpot winning ticket was Corrib Oil Service Station in The Hill, Loughrea, making it Galway's 93rd Lotto Jackpot win since Lotto launched in 1988. Galway’s total Lotto jackpot prize win now stands at a whopping €146 million.
    Corrib Oil Service Station store manager, Pat Halligan, said this morning that Lotto fever has gripped the histroic town as news spread about the thrilling win.
    The winning ticket was a Quick Pick, and with a lot of traffic through the shop it could be anyone, Pat said. The shop is part of the Corrib Oil Group with more than 14 stores in Ireland.
    Last night’s winning numbers were: 5, 6, 14, 19, 22, 30 and Bonus 24 .

  • Mayo is the third luckiest lotto county in the country.

    Co. Louth may be Ireland’s smallest county, but when it comes to Lotto wins it has been the luckiest over the last 30 years, new National Lottery data reveals.

    The National Lottery today unveiled Ireland’s Luckiest Lotto counties calculating the number of jackpot winners since the game launched in 1988 against 2016 Census population records.

    Coming a close second place is Co. Donegal, which has clocked up 90 Lotto jackpot winners in 30 years, sharing over €116 million in prizes. Based on the Census 2016 population figures, that’s 5.65 Lotto jackpot winners for every 10,000 people in the county.

    The Mayo Lotto players come third on the Lotto list with 4.44 Lotto jackpot winners per 10,000 people. They have had 58 Lotto jackpot winners sharing over €103 million in prizes.


  • A Co. Mayo man who scooped €25,000 on a National Lottery scratch card has been inspired to use his winnings towards funding an extension to his home after watching last night’s episode of ‘Room to Improve’ on RTE One.

    The lucky player, who won the €25,000 on an All Cash Spectacular scratch card bought in the Spar shop in Cong village, on the Mayo/Galway border last Friday, spent the weekend mulling with his wife over what he would do with his newfound windfall.

    Speaking in the National Lottery winner’s room, accompanied by his wife, he said: “I had no plans what to do with the cash until we sat down last night and watched Dermot Bannon on “Room to Improve” on RTE One. And it just hit me! I had always wanted a new extension with a conservatory but had put it on the back finger. Watching the show last night I thought let’s just do it, get the extension done.”

    The couple got the train to Dublin this morning to claim the winnings. It was the second significant win for the Mayo man who revealed he won one of the €500 on the National Lottery Christmas Millionaire Raffle, which took place on New Year’s Eve.

    Joking on his way out of Lotto HQ he said: “If I end up hiring Dermot Bannon, I might need a few more scratch card wins like this!”

  • A record number of Irish winners scooped one of the top prizes in last night's EuroMillions draw.

    Four winning EuroMillions Plus prizes were won, each worth 5 hundred thousand euro.

    They were sold in Kerry, Limerick, Sligo and online, with the National Lottery encouraging people to check their tickets.

    It's only the second time in the history of the game that Ireland has 4 top prize EuroMilllions Plus winners in one night.

    Meanwhile there was no winner of the 1 hundred and fifty 1 million euro EuroMillions jackpot, which means that Tuesday's jackpot now rolls to 1 hundred and sixty million euros.




    The National Lottery has confirmed that an 18-person syndicate won last night’s Euromillions Plus prize of half a million euro.

    The syndicate is a group of administration staff from Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe.

    The winning Quick Pick ticket was bought yesterday in the Oasis shop within Portiuncla Hospital.

    A spokesperson for the National Lottery told Midwest News this afternoon that the syndicate has made contact them, and the winning ticket has been verified.

    Arrangements are now being made for the group to collect the prize.

    There was no winner of last night’s EuroMillions jackpot of 115 million euro.

  • The ticket for the top prize of 500,000 euro in the Daily Millions Lotto Plus Draw on Friday was sold at Newstand in Castlebar.

    So far it is not yet known who has won the prize, so people who purchased a ticket at the Market Square shop are advised to check their numbers.

    Newstand is known locally at the ‘Lucky Lotto Shop’ and over the years have sold a number of winning tickets.

    As news spreads of the win in Castlebar today, well-wishers are calling in to Helen and Michael McHale to congratulate them on another win.

    Helen, Michael and the staff at Newstand have congratulated the winner.

    The winning numbers 15, 19, 25, 28, 32, 39 and the bonus was 7.

  • The winning ticket for last night’s Lotto draw was sold in Milltown.

    The winning ticket is worth almost €4.5m.

    The National Lottery confirmed that the shop that sold the golden Quick Pick ticket was Ryan’s Daybreak and Post Office in the small village of Milltown, Co Galway. The ticket was purchased on Thursday.

    The winning numbers are: 14, 24, 30, 38, 40, 45 and bonus number 36.

    The owners of the family owned shop and post office were stunned today when they were informed they had sold a mega winning Lotto ticket.

    One of the shop owners and granddaughter of its founder, Clare O’Connor, said the entire family is overjoyed at the news of the massive win.

    Clare’s grandfather started the shop which was then taken over by her parents, Joe and Anne, who are now semi-retired. The business, which also has a pub, is now run by Clare and her two brothers Tim and John.

  • A lucky Lotto player from Galway won the top prize of €250,000 on last night’s National Lottery Lotto Plus 2 Draw.

    This was the first Lotto Plus draw since exciting game changes were introduced which sees in excess of 50% more winners and the creation of more millionaires across Lotto and Lotto Plus.

    Last night’s winning ticket was bought in the busy Eason store on Shop Street, Galway. Manager David Boyce said today there is massive excitement in the city at news of the win.

    The new enhanced Lotto Plus game was launched last week with a nationwide brand campaign with the theme The Celebrations. The ad focuses on the Lotto house band, The Celebrations, who are exhausted after playing “Celebrations” for winners for the last 30 years – and they face being even busier with the new game changes promising more winners and more millionaires!

    Under the game enhancements there has been no change in the cost of playing the main Lotto game. But to facilitate the significant prize increases the price of a Lotto Plus line has risen by 50 cent to one Euro.