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Winner of €28.9m Euromillions ticket makes contact with National Lottery

It is not yet known where the ticket was sold.

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THE WINNER OF Friday’s €28.9 million Euromillions jackpot has made contact with the National Lottery.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One News at One, National Lottery chief executive Dermot Griffin confirmed that contact was made by the winner this morning.

Griffin would not confirm if the winner was one person or a syndicate.

“What we do with a win of this magnitude is give the winners a little bit of time and space to tell whoever they need to in terms of family and friends,” Griffin said.

The National Lottery said the name of the winning shop will be made known in the next couple of days.

The €28.9 million will be transferred to Ireland by Wednesday evening, according to Griffin.

Money has to be collected from the nine countries operate the Euromillions game and go through the banking system back to Ireland. We’ll probably get the money in on Wednesday evening.

The winner has 90 days to collect their jackpot.

The National Lottery said: “This is an incredible amount of money to win and we are delighted to have another winner of Euromillions in Ireland.”

This is the 11th win in Ireland of the Euromillions jackpot since it started in 2004, and brings to over €1 billion Irish Euromillions winnings.

The winning numbers were 11, 20, 35, 37, 45 and the bonus numbers are 3 and 6. The jackpot was €28,975,630

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Earlier this year, a winning ticket worth €88 million was sold at Lusk in north Dublin.

That jackpot win was the third largest ever win ever in Ireland.

The biggest win remains the €115 million scoop for Dolores McNamara in 2005 followed by the €94 million win in Beaumont in Dublin in 2013.

Read: The search is on for Ireland’s latest multi-millionaire

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