Saturday’s €15 million (est) Lotto jackpot could be the highest in over 10 years!


Lotto players set to win even bigger this weekend with a guaranteed to be won €1 Million Lotto Plus Raffle this Saturday

Ireland is buzzing with anticipation as tomorrow night’s Lotto jackpot rolls towards an estimated €15 million. The last time a Lotto jackpot exceeded €15 million was in October 2010 when a Dublin winner scooped the life-changing amount of €16,390,239.

Since the Lotto game was launched in Ireland in 1988, only 5 jackpots in excess of €15 million have been won. A potential single winner of this weekend’s staggering amount could find themselves in the Lotto hall of fame as the 6th highest jackpot winner in the history of the game.

The current Lotto jackpot has been rolling since Wednesday 9th June and the National Lottery has confirmed that almost €24.6 million will have been raised for Good Causes in the current Lotto jackpot roll-over series. Over the last 34 years, this fund has been allocated to support worthwhile causes and local community projects all over Ireland.

In addition to the life-altering jackpot on offer, the National Lottery has confirmed that it will be adding an additional €1 million to the Lotto Plus Raffle prize fund for this Saturday’s draw. The Lotto Plus Raffle typically sees between 80 and 120 winners of €500 in every draw but tomorrow night, players are set for a boost in their winnings. By topping up the raffle prize fund by €1 million, the National Lottery predicts that each winner of tomorrow night’s Lotto Plus Raffle draw will receive between €8,000 - €12,500.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “It’s set to be a big weekend for Lotto players all over the country with the buzz around the jackpot growing as we have not seen a jackpot of this size in over 10 years. A potential single winner of the estimated €15 million jackpot could find themselves in the Lotto hall of fame as the sixth largest jackpot winner in the history of the game in Ireland. As well as the life-changing jackpot on offer, Saturday night’s draw will mark our fourth Lotto Plus Raffle promotion of the year. The guaranteed to be won €1 million in the Lotto Plus Raffle means that there will be even more big winners than usual. On a normal night, Lotto Plus Raffle winners are guaranteed to win €500 but for this Saturday, we are predicting each winner will receive between €8,000 and €12,500, depending on the number of winners. We are reminding players who are hoping to be one of the big winners celebrating after tomorrow night’s draw to buy their tickets early either in-store, in-app or at ahead of the 7.45pm cut-off time for ticket sales tomorrow night.”

See below for a roll call of the top 5 Lotto jackpot wins in the history of the game in Ireland:



Lotto Winners




Dan Morrissey Syndicate from Carlow claim Ireland’s biggest ever win.




Waterford couple purchase their winning ticket at Easons store in Dungarvan Co. Waterford.




Dublin man wins massive jackpot with ticket bought at Donnybrook Fair in Dublin 4.




The Cunningham family from Cork City become Lotto multi-millionaires after buying their ticket at their local Centra store in Farranree, Co. Cork




Family from Co. Dublin share the mega jackpot with a lucky ticket from Rowlagh Newsagent in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.




Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage, and the Irish Language. In total more than €6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 34 years ago. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.