‘Life-altering’ prize of €8.5m won by Kilkenny Lotto player

Players advised to check tickets as €1 million Lotto Plus 1 prize won in Waterford

A Lotto player in Co Kilkenny has won the “life-altering prize” of more than €8.5 million in Saturday night’s Lotto jackpot.

Meanwhile, another player in Co Waterford scooped the top prize of €1 million in Saturday's Lotto Plus 1 draw.

This weekend's triumphs bring the number of National Lottery millionaires to 18 so far this year. It is also the fourth jackpot win of the year, followed by wins in Mayo, Meath and Dublin.

The winning numbers for Saturday’s (May 7th) Lotto draw were: 01, 31, 35, 39, 42, 46 and the bonus was 45.

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

The locations of the shops where the winning tickets were sold will be revealed in the coming days, the National Lottery has said.

A spokesperson said: “This truly has been a life-changing weekend for not one but two Lotto players in neighbouring counties who have both now become Ireland’s newest Lotto millionaires.

“We are advising all of our players in Kilkenny and Waterford to check their tickets carefully today as two players now have tickets worth the life-changing amounts of €8,508,720 and €1 million.”

Saturday’s draw saw more than 116,000 players win prizes across the Lotto and Lotto Plus games, including a Dublin player who won €107,156 after matching five numbers and the bonus in the main draw.

The spokesperson said: "If you purchased your [Quick Pick] ticket on Friday, 6th May, at Tesco Park Point in Dun Laoghaire, we are advising you to check your ticket as soon as possible."

Each of the biggest winners from Saturday night’s draw are advised to sign the back of their tickets and to keep them safe.

The three players from Kilkenny, Waterford and Dublin should make contact with the National Lottery prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email claims@lottery.ie and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prizes.