Last weekend was a record-breaking Saturday night for the National Lottery as six lucky Lotto players, including a Meath man, hit the jackpot. All six players chose the numbers 4, 5, 13, 21, 29, and 37 on their playslip. The winning ticketholders share the €3,528,865 jackpot, each receiving €588,144.
Saturday’s multiple jackpot win between six ticketholders is a record since the 45 number Lotto matrix was introduced in November 2006. The highest number of ticketholders to share a Lotto jackpot on the 45-number matrix previously was three. On two occasions, 30 August 2008 and 28 April 2010, three players shared a €2 million jackpot, each taking home €666,667.
A lucky man from Co Meath was the first of Saturday’s Lotto jackpot winners to claim his prize on Monday morning at National Lottery offices. He was accompanied by his family, who described him as an “optimist” who has always believed he would win.
The winner has played the same numbers since the game began in 1988. He plays several number sequences and has been lucky to win a couple of times in the past.
The delighted man, who wishes to remain private, bought his ticket in Newgate Stores, Mace, Kells Road, Navan, on Saturday.