The winner of the €175 million lotto jackpot has contacted the National Lottery
The winner of last night's €175 million lotto jackpot has contacted the National Lottery, it has been confirmed.
Lotto spokesperson Miriam Donohoe said that the EuroMillions ticket holder contacted the office and gave the correct serial number from the ticket.
"Somebody out there has called us and it seems they have the winning ticket, although it has to be verified yet", she said on Today with Sean O'Rourke.
Donohoe did not say whether the winner was an individual or part of a syndicate but she did indicate that the location the winning ticket was bought in may be revealed later today.
This is the first time someone has won the top EuroMillions prize since January 1.
Last night's winner will take home an extremely considerable €175,475,380. The sum is the biggest jackpot ever claimed by a ticket holder in Ireland.