No April Fool’s joke as Dublin player scoops €1m Lotto prize

The April Fool’s Day draw saw no jacket winner but the winner of the Plus 1 draw is Ireland’s newest millionaire.
No April Fool’s joke as Dublin player scoops €1m Lotto prize

A Dublin player is €1m richer after winning last night’s Lotto Plus 1 draw.

The April Fool’s Day draw saw no jacket winner but the winner of the Plus 1 draw is Ireland’s newest millionaire.

The winning Lotto Plus 1 numbers for last night’s draw were: 4, 13, 14, 29, 30, 45 and the bonus was 40.

Lotto bosses said they hope to reveal the name of the winning store in Dublin tomorrow.

“What a feeling it would be to wake up as Ireland’s newest millionaire,” a spokesperson said.

“Well someone in Dublin is hopefully experiencing that feeling this morning after winning the €1m top prize on Lotto Plus 1.

“We encourage all of our Lotto players who purchased a ticket in the capital to check them very carefully.

“If you are this lucky winner please sign the back of the ticket and contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize.”

With no jackpot winner last night, Saturday’s draw heads for €8m.

Coronavirus

Lotto chiefs have also issued advice for prize winners amid the Covid-19 restrictions.

A statement said that “winners can still claim their prizes despite recent operational changes made to our prize claims procedures in light of recent government and HSE recommendations related to Covid-19.”

A spokesperson added: “Our priority is always the safety of our employees and our players.

The necessary preparations have been put in place so that all draw activity will take place as scheduled, with Lotto, EuroMillions and Daily Million draws being conducted as normal.

“As per our usual claims process, prizes up to and including €100 may be claimed at any National Lottery agent store across the country.

“Agents may pay higher prizes (up to and including €2,500) at their discretion. An Post Prize Claim Centres guarantee payment of prizes less than €15,000.

“All National Lottery prizes over €15,000 must be claimed at National Lottery HQ on Abbey Street in Dublin city centre.

“In light of the current circumstances, our lucky winners who have won prizes exceeding €15,000 should make an appointment by calling our prize claims team at 1800 666 222.”

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