• Garryduff Stores in Castlebar has sold a €500,000 EuroMillions ticket for last night’s draw.

    The shop on Pound Road in Castlebar sold the ticket for one of the top prizes in last night’s draw.

    This is the second big win for the store, as they sold the winning €28.9m EuroMillions ticket last July.

  • Last night's EuroMillions jackpot, worth 175 million Euro, was won by a single ticket bought in Ireland.

    It hasn't been confirmed where the winning ticket was bought but the holder has become the biggest Irish lotto jackpot winner ever.

    The winning numbers were 1,8, 18, 19 and 39 - the lucky stars were 7 and 9.

    The National Lottery says it may take a few days to pinpoint where the winning ticket was sold.

    The record-breaking win is higher than the €115 million won by Limerick woman Dolores McNamara in 2005.

    This is the 14th Irish EuroMillions win, since the game was launched here in 2004.

    Two of the winning tickets were sold in Castlebar - in April 2014, a prize of €15 million was claimed on a ticket sold at Staunton's Costcutter in Castlebar, and in July 2017, a syndicate from the West of Ireland won a €29 million Euromillions jackpot after buying their ticket in Garryduff XL store on Pound Road in Castlebar.

  • Patients and workers at Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway have this morning been urged to check their EuroMillions tickets after Tuesday night’s EuroMillions draw produced another EuroMillions Plus top prize winner of €500,000 – the fifth win in Ireland so far this year.

    The winning Quick Pick ticket was bought yesterday at the Oasis Shop which caters for hospital patients, visitors and workers.

    Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe is an acute general and maternity Hospital. The catchment area includes patients residing in the East Galway, Roscommon, Midlands and Mid-Western areas.

    The winning EuroMillions Plus numbers are: 13, 15, 22, 25, 41.

    There was no winner of the Tuesday’s EuroMillions €115 million jackpot which means that Friday’s jackpot now rolls to a whopping €130 million.

  • Mayo is Ireland's second luckiest county in the Euromillions game, according to the National Lottery.

    23 EuroMillions top prize winners in Mayo have shared over €51 million in prizes since the game was launched in 2004.

    That translates into a top prize winner for every 5,700 people in Mayo.

    Co Louth - Ireland's smallest county - topped the table with the most EuroMillions winners per head of population.

    EuroMillions players in Co Roscommon are among the unluckiest - according to this report - in 25th place out of 26 counties with only 4 top prize EuroMillions winners in the past 15 years.



  • A Mayo man travelled to National Lottery headquarters in Dublin yesterday to claim a cheque for €500,000.

    He won the Euromillions Plus prize on 16th February, after buying the lucky ticket at Garryduff XL Store on Pound Road in Castlebar.

    The winner told Lottery staff that he plans to use some of the money to buy a house.


  • 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.

  • Last night's winning Euro Millions ticket was sold in North County Dublin.

    The largest ever lotto jackpot winner in Ireland bought the ticket in Reilly's Daybreak in the Naul.

    It's still unclear if the winner of the € 175 million is a syndicate or single ticket holder.


    Meanwhile, a Belmullet shop had a €5,000 euro winner last night.

    Carey's Newsagents & Bookstore on Main Street, Belmullet sold a ticket that was one of 10 picked in Ireland during a EuroMillions raffle.

    It's worth €5,000 to the holder.