A LUCKY Laois Lotto player scooped almost €98,000 in last night’s National Lottery draw.
The player matched five numbers and the bonus to win €97,758, after buying a Quick Pick ticket in Portlaoise.
The ticket was purchased at the SuperValu Parkside store on the Abbeyleix Road, on the day of the draw yesterday.
Announcing the good news late last night, the SuperValu Parkside store said: “Check your tickets folks! Some lucky person who bought a ticket in our store has won big in this evening’s Irish lottery.”
The National Lottery has confirmed that the Match 5 winner was bought at the store in Portlaoise, where customers are urged to check their Wednesday 21 July tickets.
The Laois player was just one number away from winning the €6.9m jackpot last night. The winning numbers were 20, 24, 27, 32, 39, 43 and the bonus was 25.
The National Lottery advises the winning ticket holder to sign the back of the ticket and contact the prize claims team on 1800 666 222, or email [email protected] and arrangements will be made to claim the prize.