There was no winner of Friday night’s EuroMillions draw but two players came painfully close to winning the mega prize.
The jackpot of €30 million went unclaimed after no one was able to match five numbers and two lucky stars.
The winning numbers were 12, 17, 22, 33, 39 and lucky stars 2 and 12.
However, two lucky ticket holders who matched five numbers and one lucky star managed to earn €359,277 each.
There was also no winner of the €500,000 EuroMillions Plus raffle.
The numbers chosen were 15, 26, 27, 30 and 45.
It comes as excitement builds ahead of Saturday night’s seventh consecutive record lotto draw.
The grand prize has been set at €19,060,800 for six draws so far with players from the lower prize categories benefiting from the prize stream in each of the draws.
The current Lotto jackpot has been on the market since June 9, and the National Lottery added that over €44.5 million will be raised for good causes in the current Lotto jackpot series.
there was There is no winner in the Wednesday night draw, although thousands of Irish players are still scooping trophies.
No gambler has been able to match all numbers, or even five numbers plus the bonus, in any of the Lotto, Lotto Plus One or Lotto Plus Two draws.
In the main draw, 30 players match five numbers to win €29.273 each.
The National Lottery is urging people to get their tickets early for Saturday’s lottery.
A company spokesperson said that since the jackpot has been capped in previous raffles so far, players in Match 5 + Bonus and Match 5 tiers have benefited from the additional money that has been distributed to their categories across the latest number of raffles.
Since the jackpot will still be limited for the seventh time, the extra money that would have gone to the jackpot will instead carry over to the next level where there is a winner, so we’re ready to see bigger prizes to a lesser degree as this was the case in both draws Last.