Search on in Ireland for latest Euromillions jackpot winner

Celebration: This is Ireland's tenth jackpot win since the European lottery was launched in 2004
Celebration: This is Ireland's tenth jackpot win since the European lottery was launched in 2004

Somebody woke up in Ireland this morning knowing that they held a winning lottery ticket worth a staggering €88,587,275.

It is not yet known where the ticket was sold or if the winner was a syndicate but rumours are spreading this morning that the winners were a group of workers from a company in Munster.

The huge jackpot, that has been rolling over since December 30th, is the third biggest Irish winner.

Dolores McNamara from Co Limerick claimed the largest Irish win, €115m, in 2005.

An anonymous winner collected €94 million with a ticket sold in Beaumont, Dublin in 2013.

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The National Lottery advised the 400,000 players to check their tickets and, if they are the winner, to sign the back of it and call them. They will offer professional advice on what to do next.

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, National Lottery CEO Dermot Griffin said: "There's nine countries involved in the EuroMillions and the money has to transfer from each of the individual countries, so it will be next week before they get the money. But I'm sure if they go to their bank manager, they'll be good for a loan in the meantime!"

The jackpot was scooped by matching five numbers and two stars.

The winning numbers were 01, 05, 07, 17, 23 - with Lucky Stars 17 & 23.

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