An Irish ticket holder won last night's EuroMillions jackpot worth €175m.

The winning numbers were 1, 8, 18, 19, 39. The Lucky Stars were 7 and 9.

The lucky winner will pick up a cheque for €175,475,380.

It is the biggest jackpot ever claimed by an Irish ticket holder.

National Lottery CEO Dermot Griffin said: "This is an incredible win for an Irish EuroMillions player and a record win for the National Lottery.

"We are thrilled. We are advising our players to check their tickets and if they are the winner sign the back of the ticket, keep it safe, and contact National Lottery HQ and we will guide you through the claims process.

"The shop that sold the winning ticket will not be revealed for a few days. With such a big win we have procedures to go through, but we will reveal the winning location as soon as we can.

"Whilst this is a massive win it can come as a shock to a player and we advise them to stay calm, get good independent legal and financial advice and contact us as soon as they can."

There have been more than a dozen Irish winners of the EuroMillions jackpot.

Dolores McNamara from Limerick was Ireland's first and, up to this point, biggest EuroMillions winner scooping over €115m in 2005.

Earlier this year, Northern Irish couple Frances and Patrick Connolly, from Co Down, won a €130m EuroMillions jackpot.

Last year, a syndicate of 32 people from a hardware shop in Thurles, Co Tipperary won a €17m jackpot.

Other notable Irish winners include a €93m jackpot sold in Beaumont in Dublin in June 2013.

A Dublin work syndicate claimed a €88.5m jackpot after buying their ticket at the Applegreen Service Station on the M1 northbound in Lusk in January 2017.

The Centra store in Ballybrack village sold the winning ticket for a €86.7m jackpot in September 2014.

Irish EuroMillions jackpot winners to date:
1  July 2005: Dolores McNamara from Limerick, was Ireland’s first and biggest EuroMillions winner scooping over €115m.

2  July 2008: A lucky player from Co Tipperary won a €15m jackpot with a ticket bought in Carrick-on-Suir in Co Tipperary.

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

4  June 2013: A winning ticket sold in Beaumount, Dublin, shared a EuroMillions jackpot worth over €187m. A Dublin player earned half of the jackpot and picked up over €93m.

5  September 2013: A young man from the southeast shared a jackpot of over €25m with a player in Spain, taking home over €12.8m.

6  April 2014: A jackpot prize worth €15m was claimed on a ticket sold in Castlebar, Co Mayo.

7  September 2014: An €86.7m jackpot was won by a syndicate from Dublin. The ticket was sold in Centra, Ballybrack, Co Dublin.


8  January 2016: A syndicate of friends won over €66m, splitting the jackpot of €132,376,632. The ticket was sold in Eason’s store, Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Carlow.

9  July 2016: 22 colleagues from Dublin Bus won the €23.8m. The ticket was sold in O’Hanlon’s Portarlington.

10  January 2017: A Dublin work syndicate claimed the €88.5m EuroMillions jackpot. The winning ticket was sold at the Applegreen Service Station on the M1 Northbound in Lusk, Co Dublin.

Staff at the Applegreen Service Station

11  July 2017: A syndicate from the West of Ireland won a €29m EuroMillions jackpot. The ticket was sold in Garryduff XL Store on Pound Road, Castlebar in Co Mayo.

12  December 2017: A small family syndicate from Dublin won €38.9m on a ticket purchased in The Village Shop in Malahide Shopping Centre

13  In June 2018: 32 colleagues from Stakelums Hardware store in Thurles Co Tipperary share a €17m EuroMillions jackpot with a ticket they purchased at Eason’s Store in Thurles Shopping Centre in Co Tipperary.

14  February 2019: Single winner of EuroMillions. Location to be disclosed