The National Lottery has this morning (Wednesday, January 8 ) revealed that one lucky EuroMillions player in Ireland will enjoy a much needed January cash windfall after Tuesday night’s €75 million draw produced a Match 5 + 1 Lucky Star prize winner from Mayo who has won €472,958.
The lucky winner who bought their ticket yesterday (Tuesday, January 7 ) at O’Connor’s SuperValu store in Westport, came agonisingly close to hitting the life-changing jackpot prize, coming to within one lucky star number (between 1-12 ) of the €75 million jackpot prize.
It is the second EuroMillions draw in a row that a player in Ireland has come to within one Lucky Star number away from winning the jackpot prize.
With over 43,000 players in last night’s EuroMillions draw, the National Lottery has now appealed to all of its' players to check their EuroMillions tickets to see if they are the big winner in last night's draw.
A spokesperson said: "For the past two EuroMillions draws, two lucky players in Ireland have come to within a whisker of scooping the jackpot prize. This lucky winner in Westport may have just fallen short of the €75 million jackpot but the €472,958 Match 5 + Lucky Star prize is definitely not to be sniffed at. If you have the winning ticket, sign the back of it and contact our prize claims team on 01 836 4444 and we will make arrangements for you to claim your prize."
Manager of the O’Connor’s SuperValu store in Westport, Liam Campion said: "The whole town is gone completely mad this morning and we have been absolutely inundated with people popping into the store to check their tickets! None of the talk in the town is about the near miss on the €75 million jackpot. €472,958 is a massive amount of money and we have no doubt that it will be life changing to any of our customers.”