One lucky punter has secured tonight’s record-breaking €19.06m lotto jackpot.
The winning ticket was sold in Co Mayo.
An outright winner had been guaranteed for tonight's draw, following the announcement that the full value of the top prize would flow down to the next prize tier if no player matched all of the winning numbers.
The capped jackpot has been rolling since June 9 - 62 games in total.
The winning numbers in the main lotto draw were:, , , , and . The bonus number was .
In the Plus 1 draw, the winning numbers were:, , , , , and . The bonus number was .
A player in Kilkenny scooped the top prize of €250,000 in the Lotto Plus 2 draw.
The winning numbers in that draw were:, , , , , and . The bonus number was .
Tonight’s winning raffle number was.
We have a winner of Ireland’s biggest ever #Lotto Jackpot of €19,060,800! 🤩🎉#ItCouldBeYou pic.twitter.com/3lswopMRg6— The Irish National Lottery (@NationalLottery) January 15, 2022
A spokesperson for the National Lottery also confirmed that there were 149 winners of the match 5 + bonus prize mechanism.
"As the Lotto jackpot was capped at €19,060,800, the funds that would usually go to the jackpot flowed down to the next prize tier with a winner and in tonight’s draw, the was the match 5 + bonus prize tier,” the spokesperson said.
As such, each of these 149 players will take home €36,687 each.
"Saturday’s special ‘will be won’ Lotto draw has really lived up to the excitement over the past number of days and we are delighted to see so many winners sharing in that winning feeling," the spokesperson added.
Such was the demand to buy and check tickets for tonight’s draws, the National Lottery website and app crashed for a time, meaning some users attempting to purchase tickets close to the 7.45pm cut of time were unable to do so.
The National Lottery has apologised to customers affected by the malfunctions.