The winning ticket for last night's Euromillions jackpot worth €17m was sold in Connacht, the National Lottery has said.

It is the first EuroMillions jackpot to be won in Ireland this year, and the 15th Irish jackpot win since the game began in 2004.

The National Lottery is appealing to people in Connacht to check their tickets.

The winning numbers are: 24, 26, 32, 43, 46 and the lucky stars are 06 and 10.

A spokesperson for the National Lottery said it needs time to get in touch with the winner and the winning shop before announcing the exact location.

"With a jackpot win of this amount, it is important that the National Lottery takes some time to inform the winning retailer and of course to give the winning ticket holder the time and space they need to let this amazing win to sink in, so we will announce the county and the location of the store where this golden ticket was sold in the coming days," said the spokesperson.

Another lucky player in Co Mayo scooped €500,000 after winning the EuroMillions Plus top prize last night.

That ticket was sold at the Eason store on Main Street, Castlebar.

The ticket was purchased yesterday, the day of the draw.

"If you do happen to be one of these lucky ticket holders, please try to remain calm and be sure to sign the back of the ticket. Keep this valuable piece of paper safe and contact the National Lottery prize claims team on 01 836 4444 and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize," the spokesperson said.

Ireland's jackpot winners

This is the 15th EuroMillions win in Ireland, which is one of the luckiest European countries for jackpot wins.

Dolores McNamara from Limerick was Ireland's first and biggest EuroMillions winner in 2005, collecting over €115m.

Dolores McNamara with her winnings

In July 2008, a Tipperary player won a €15m jackpot with a ticket bought in Carrick-on-Suir.

A family syndicate shared the jackpot with a British winner in June 2009, taking home over €29.4m with a ticket bought in Dublin.

In June 2013, a winning ticket for a massive €187m jackpot was sold in Beaumont, Dublin. The Dublin winner shared the jackpot with another player, so picked up over €93m.

In September 2013, a "young man from the south-east" shared a €25m jackpot with a player in Spain, taking home over €12.8m.

A shop in Castlebar, Co Mayo sold a winning ticket in April 2014, for a jackpot price worth €15m.

In September 2014, a syndicate from Dublin won an €86.7m jackpot. The ticket was sold in Centra, Ballybrack.

Carlow became home to a winning ticket in January 2016, when a syndicate of friends won over €66m, splitting the jackpot of €132,376,632. 

The ticket was sold in Eason, Fairgreen Shopping Centre.

The Tipperary hardware store colleagues who won the jackpot

Just a few months later, in July 2016, 22 colleagues from Dublin Bus won €23.8 million. That ticket was sold in O'Hanlon's, Portarlington.

Another Dublin work syndicate won the next Irish jackpot in 2017, claiming €88.5m. The winning ticket was sold at the Applegreen Service Station on the M1 Northbound in Lusk.

Then Castlebar won again: A syndicate from the west of Ireland won a €29m jackpot, the ticket for which was bought in Garryduff XL Store on Pound Road, Castlebar.

In December 2017, a small family syndicate from Dublin won €38.9m on a ticket purchased in The Village Shop in Malahide Shopping Centre.

Six months later, in June 2018, 32 colleagues from Stakelums Hardware store in Thurles, Co Tipperary, shared a €17m jackpot with a ticket they purchased at Eason in Thurles Shopping Centre.

The winning shop in Naul

In February 2019, a family syndicate from Naul, Co Dublin, won €175.4m on a ticket sold in Reilly's Daybreak in the village.

Details about the winning ticket of the February 2020 jackpot will soon be revealed. As the National Lottery says: "It could be you..."