Two lucky lottery winners in Dublin struck gold when they won the UK Lottery jackpot.
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After correctly matching all the winning UK Lottery numbers they will each pocket a cool €3,886,999 each in the first jackpot win of 2020.
The winning Lotto numbers for the main draw were: 01, 03, 20, 22, 39, 44 and the bonus number was 16.
Neither of the two lucky ticket holders have yet come forward to claim their jackpot prize and the National Lottery has appealed to lottery players in Dublin to double-check their tickets.
A UK Lottery spokesman said: "It is incredible luck for our Dublin players. Two people woke up this morning as brand new millionaires – sharing the €7,773,998 jackpot.
"We are now appealing for anybody who may have purchased their Lotto tickets in Dublin in the last number of days to check their tickets carefully to see if they have won one of these tickets worth €3,886,999 each.”
This is the first time the Lotto jackpot has been shared since May 2017 when a €12.3 million jackpot was split between two players in Donegal and Westmeath.
EuroMillions changes this February
Camelot also reminded lottery players that this Friday the EuroMillions will be holding its first Superdraw of the year. The jackpot on offer is a guaranteed €130 million.
With the recent changes to the game, EuroMillions lottery players could see the new jackpot cap of €200 million being reached, if it continues to roll.
Camelot’s retail director Jenny Blogg said, “The new changes to EuroMillions aren’t just great news for players, they’re great news for our retailers. We regularly see significant sales increases around bigger EuroMillions jackpots, and with the likelihood of that happening more often, National Lottery retail partners can expect boosted commissions and higher footfall, resulting in increases to their bottom lines.
“On top of that, we’re expecting a boost to Good Causes thanks to the changes. This will be in addition to the, on average, over £30m a week our retailer partners already help us raise for Good Causes projects right across the UK.”
Make sure you enter this Friday’s massive EuroMillions Superdraw today!
This article forms part of our UK Lottery Resource Centre.