The winning ticket for Saturday night's €19 million Lottery jackpot was sold in Castlebar, Co Mayo.

The capped jackpot was the biggest in the history of the game, and had been rolling over since last June.

The holder of the winning ticket has not yet come forward.

The winning numbers were: 02, 09, 16, 30, 37, 40 and the bonus was 23.

As the Lotto jackpot was capped at €19.06 million, the funds from Saturday night's draw that would usually go to the jackpot flowed down to the next highest tier at which there was a winner.

The 'Will be Won’ event saw 149 winners at the Match 5 + Bonus tier who shared almost €5.5 million and they will now claim €36,687 each.

A spokesperson for the National Lottery said: "Saturday night’s Lotto draw was an incredibly exciting event which saw players in every county in Ireland win big in the draw.

"We are still waiting to hear from Ireland’s largest ever Lotto jackpot winner from Castlebar. We are urging all of our players in from Saturday night’s draw to check their tickets carefully and if you are one of the big winners, you should contact the prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or so that arrangements can be made for your prize to be paid." 

Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan, who had highlighted the lack of a jackpot winner for several months, said it is a "relief to everybody" that the "main prize has been unlocked once again".

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Mr Durkan said money from the National Lottery goes to "countless excellent causes" and it is important that public confidence remains high in the game.

He said he thinks the regulator should continue to look at the issue and find out whether it might be better to have 20 winners of a million, rather than one winner of 20 million.

This might be better from the point of view of attracting people to invest in it, he said.

"The important issue is that the public have confidence in the way the system is run," he added.

"If there's any issue that worries them about that, they won't participate to the extent that we would like them to."