‘What a way to kick off New Year,’€8.1m Lotto winners say

Syndicate of two from Dublin collect prize but wish to remain anonymous

Winning numbers from Saturday’s Lotto draw.

Winning numbers from Saturday’s Lotto draw.


“What a way to kick off the New Year,”, the latest lucky winners of the Lotto jackpot said as they picked up their cheque for €8.1m in National Lottery headquarters today.

The syndicate of two from Dublin wish to remain anonymous and are still considering plans for their winnings, the National Lottery said in a statement.

Celebrating with a glass of champagne, one of the winners said :“We can’t believe our luck” .

The pair won the jackpot in Saturday’s draw after it had been rolling since November 30th. It included an extra €1m top-up added by the National Lottery to celebrate Christmas.

They bought the €4 quick pick ticket in Tesco, Wicklow Shopping Centre in Wicklow town on Saturday last.

The winning numbers were 4, 25, 35, 38, 42 and 43. The bonus number was 28.

There were over 37,000 prize winners in the draw. One person matched five numbers on the bonus number and will receive €25,000. Thirty-six players matched five numbers and will receive €2,222.

The National Lottery said the winner of the Christmas Millionaire Raffle draw on New Year’s Eve has yet to claim the €1m prize. The ticket was sold in Tesco, Mullingar.

National Lottery figures show that €14.7 million in lottery prize money was left uncollected in 2012 and winning tickets worth € 90 million have gone unclaimed in the last five years.