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There was one winning ticket of tonight's €19 million 'must-be-won' Lotto draw

The top prize had been capped at €19 million since October.

LAST UPDATE | Jan 15th 2022, 9:40 PM

IRELAND FINALLY HAS a winner of the €19.06 million Lotto rollover jackpot. The National Lottery has confirmed there was one winning ticket. 

The prize amount was capped on 2 October at €19.06 million having not been won since June. Since then the top prize has remained unclaimed in a record number of consecutive draws. 

The location of where the winning ticket was sold has not been shared with the public yet. 

The winning numbers were 2, 9, 16, 30, 37, 40 and the bonus number was 23.

Tonight’s Lotto was a “must-be-won” event, for which the National Lottery sought regulatory approval after criticism of how long it was taking for a player to win the prize. 

The format of the draw was confirmed by the National Lottery on Wednesday night following months of controversy over the length of time since the jackpot had last been won.

The rules of tonight’s draw were that if the main prize had not been won outright, the value of the prize would flow down to the winner or winners of the next winning prize tier.

The National Lottery confirmed tonight there was one winning ticket at jackpot level, without giving details on where it was sold. 

The lottery website and app crashed earlier this evening, and an apology was issued to prospective customers on social media. 

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