EuroMillions players in Ireland could be set for a bumper pay-out in Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw which promises a massive increase in lower tier prizes due to the €200 million jackpot cap which was reached in last Friday night’s (4th December) draw.
The National Lottery has confirmed that due to the €200 million jackpot cap, an estimated €18 million in prizes will now flow down to lower prize tier levels. Under the EuroMillions community rules, a jackpot is capped at €200 million and any excess will flow down to the next prize tier at which there are winners. The jackpot can remain capped at €200 million for up to four draws.
On the fifth draw at cap, if the €200 million jackpot is still not won, the full value of the jackpot will flow down to the next tier with a prize winner.
Speaking ahead of Tuesday night’s EuroMillions jackpot draw, a spokesperson for the National Lottery said: “We really are in unprecedented territory with the record breaking €200 million EuroMillions jackpot which is now capped. A single winner of this jackpot will officially become the largest lottery winner in Europe – ever. Additionally, as we have reached the maximum jackpot cap, all of the jackpot prize excess will now flow down to lower prize tiers which means that on top of the truly life-altering €200 million jackpot up for grabs, these lower tier prizes could create even more millionaires in Ireland on Tuesday night.”
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 €5.8 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 33 years ago. In 2019 alone, €252 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.