Another family in Kerry are celebrating today (Wednesday) after they officially received a cheque in the post for €1 million after they won the Lotto Plus 1 top prize on December 23. The lucky family, who purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket at Whyte’s Centra store in Castleisland, took some time out over Christmas to let their massive win sink in. The large family syndicate, who wish to keep their win private, plan to pay off their mortgage and other bills with their million euro win.

Meanwhile, a delighted online Lotto player in Limerick has officially become a multi-millionaire after claiming their prize of €8,530,884 after they won the first Lotto jackpot of 2021 on Wednesday January 27.

The lucky winner, who wishes to keep their win private, says that they are still in total shock since their mega Lotto win over three weeks ago.

“When I checked the email, I thought to myself that this can’t be right. I was expecting it to be a €3 or a €6 win – not €8.5 million! I had to go out of the email and then back into it to make sure it was real before I checked the results over and over again. I still can’t believe it,” said the excited winner.