Two lucky players from Cork won almost half a million euros between them on last night’s Lotto draw.
One player from Bandon scooped the €250,000 top prize on Lotto Plus 2 whilst a player from Midleton won a cool €219,472 after matcing 5 numbers on the Lotto Jackpot draw.
The Lotto Plus 2 ticket was purchased at Bandon Books Plus in the Riverview Shopping Centre in Bandon, and the Match 5 winning ticket was purchased in Supervalu in Townspark, Midleton.
Ross Twomey, the delighted owner of Bandon Books Plus, said: 'We are absolutely thrilled at this news. This is the first time we have sold such a big winning ticket. We are a busy shop with a lot of footfall and it is likely that the winner is a local. There was a great buzz around yesterday for St Patrick’s Day and the big rugby match so this has capped what has been a great weekend.'
A National Lottery spokesperson said: 'We are absolutely delighted for our two Cork winners who will have a St. Patrick’s Day they will never forget! What a great way to celebrate our National Day landing this nice crock of gold!
'We are advising all our Cork players to check their tickets to see if they are the lucky winners. Tickets can be checked in any store, on our webiste at www.lottery.ie or through the National Lottery App.'
Last night’s Lotto Jackpot of almost €4.7 million was not won. The numbers drawn were: 4,10,13, 22,25,31 and bonus number 30
The winning Lotto Plus 2 numbers were: 5, 14, 18, 21, 34, 42, and Bonus number 22.
Nearly 30 cent in every Euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes all over Ireland in the areas of sport, health, youth, arts, culture, heritage and the Irish language.