Kilkenny lottery player wins €8.5 million jackpot

A Lotto player in Kilkenny has woken up this morning as Ireland’s newest lottery jackpot winner after winning a staggering €8,508,720 in Saturday night’s draw.

The winner has officially taken the title of fourth Lotto jackpot winner of the year following victories by players in counties Mayo, Meath and Dublin.

The winning numbers for the lottery draw on Saturday May 7 were: 01, 31, 35, 39, 42, 46 and the bonus was 45.

In nearby County Waterford, another Lotto player is having a weekend of celebration after winning the €1 million first prize in last night’s Lotto Plus 1 draw.

The Saturday night Lottery draw has officially brought the number of National Lottery millionaires so far this year to 18.

The winning numbers for last night’s Lotto Plus 1 draw were: 03, 10, 16, 23, 25, 40 and the bonus was 17.

The National Lottery has confirmed that the locations of the winning stores where both tickets were sold will be announced in the coming days.

In last night’s draw, more than 116,000 players won prizes in Lotto and Lotto Plus games which, in addition to the jackpot and Lotto Plus 1 jackpots, included a player from Dublin who matched five numbers and the bonus on the main draw to win an incredible €107,156.

The Dublin winner purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket on Friday 6th May at Tesco Park Point in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

All grand winners of Saturday night’s drawing are encouraged to sign the back of their tickets and keep them safe.

A National Lottery spokesperson advised winning players to contact the National Lottery prize claims team and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prizes.

“This truly has been a life changing weekend for not one but two Lotto players in neighboring counties who have now become Ireland’s newest Lotto millionaires,” the spokesperson said.

“We advise all our players in Kilkenny and Waterford to check their tickets carefully today as two players now have tickets worth €8,508,720 and €1 million.”

“And of course they are not the only two players to win big last night, a player from Dublin matched five numbers and the bonus in the main draw to win €107,156. If he bought the ticket from him on Friday May 6th at Tesco Park Point in Dun Laoghaire, we recommend that you check the ticket from him as soon as possible”.

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