Latest: Winner of €29m EuroMillions jackpot makes contact with Lotto HQ

Update 2.05m: The National Lottery today confirmed it has been contacted by the winner of last Friday’s EuroMillions jackpot worth almost €29m.

The contact came after a weekend of speculation as to who the winner of the life-changing amount is.

A National Lottery spokesperson confirmed that contact has been made by the winner, but no other details will be revealed at this stage, including the location of the winning shop.

“We want to give the winner time and space to make arrangements and to let the news sink in," the representative said.

“The name of the winning shop will be made known in the next day or so.

“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 €1bn the amount in Irish EuroMillions winnings.

Earlier:

The National Lottery says it will announce where a Euromillions ticket worth almost €29m was sold later today.

Dubbed "the golden ticket", it won €28,975,630 after the draw was made on Friday night.

As of yet there are no clues as to who may have scooped the jackpot.

"Once we announce the area where the ticket was sold, we'll end up with a lot of media interest and speculation, and it's just nice to be able to give people a little bit of time if they need to go and see their bank manager, get some professional advice locally, give them a little breathing space," said Dermot Griffin, chief executive of the National Lottery.


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