EuroMillions £153 million jackpot won by lucky Irish ticket holder

People playing lottery ticket

"It's the biggest ever National Lottery draw-based game win in the history of the lottery since we launched 31 years ago". And a record win for the National Lotttery we are thrilled.

The only ticket sold in Europe with the winning numbers 1, 8, 18, 19, 39 with lucky stars of 7 and 9 was sold to an Irish player.

National Lottery chief executive Dermot Griffin said: "We are delighted the victor has made contact".

Last year, a syndicate of 32 people from a hardware shop in Thurles, Co Tipperary won a €17m jackpot.

It is one of the highest in EuroMillions jackpot history.

A Dublin work syndicate claimed a €88.5m jackpot after buying their ticket at the Applegreen Service Station on the M1 northbound in Lusk in January 2017.

The jackpot has been rolling over since the start of January this year, and will see the victor pick up a cheque for €175,475,380.

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CEO of the National Lottery, Dermot Griffin told Irish national broadcaster RTÉ that it has been "an incredibly lucky period for players on the island of Ireland".

The lottery's website crashed for a short time yesterday as news of the win filtered out and players rushed to check and see if their numbers had come up.

Last month, a United Kingdom ticket-holder came forward to claim a £115m EuroMillions jackpot - the fourth biggest lottery win in British history.

"We are advising our players to check their tickets and if they are the victor sign the back of the ticket, keep it safe, and contact National Lottery HQ and we will guide you through the claims process", he said.

Five other tickets won £275,601 (317,493 euro).

However, it is suggested that there may be confusion, as the store had sold a winning €500,000 slip earlier this month.

July 2016: 22 colleagues from Dublin Bus won the €23.8 million.

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