National Lottery reminds EuroMillions players to heed public health advice when purchasing tickets for much anticipated EuroMillions draw
Tonight’s €210 million jackpot has proven to be a record-breaking amount as this is the highest jackpot ever seen in a European lottery.
A EuroMillions player in Ireland could become one of the wealthiest people in the country by winning the astounding sum in tonight’s draw.
Since 2005, there have been 16 EuroMillions jackpot winners in Ireland and players in Ireland will hope to become the lucky 17th winner of the €210 million capped jackpot on offer.
As tonight’s €210 million EuroMillions draw gets closer, the National Lottery continue to appeal to players to follow the health guidelines currently in place and to avoid queues in shops by purchasing their tickets early and safely.
Ahead of tonight’s €210 million EuroMillions draw, a National Lottery spokesperson said: “After communicating with our retail partners over the last number of days, we are aware of the huge excitement building around tonight’s €210 million jackpot. We are urging our players to follow the health guidance currently in place and to avoid queues in shops by purchasing their tickets early in-store, in-app and online at www.lottery.ie ”
Here is the roll call of the lucky 16 Irish EuroMillions jackpot winners to date:
- July 2005: Dolores McNamara from Limerick, was Ireland’s first and biggest EuroMillions winner scooping over €115 million.
- July 2008: A lucky player from Co. Tipperary won a €15 million jackpot with a ticket bought in Carrick-on-Suir in Co. Tipperary.
- June 2009: A family syndicate shared the jackpot with a British winner, taking home over €29.4 million with a ticket they purchased in Dublin.
- June 2013: A winning ticket sold in Beaumount, Dublin, shared a EuroMillions jackpot worth over €187 million. A Dublin player earned half of the jackpot and picked up over €93 million.
- September 2013: A young man from the South East shared a jackpot of over €25 million with a player in Spain, taking home over €12.8 million.
- April 2014: A jackpot prize worth €15 million was claimed on a ticket sold in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
- September 2014: An €86.7 million jackpot was won by a syndicate from Dublin. The ticket was sold in Centra, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin.
- January 2016: A syndicate of friends won over €66 million, splitting the jackpot of €132,376,632. The ticket was sold in Eason’s store, Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Carlow.
- July 2016: 22 colleagues from Dublin Bus won the €23.8 million. The ticket was sold in O’Hanlon’s Portarlington.
- January 2017: A Dublin work syndicate claimed the €88.5 million EuroMillions jackpot. The winning ticket was sold at the Applegreen Service Station on the M1 Northbound in Lusk, Co. Dublin.
- July 2017: A syndicate from the West of Ireland won a €29 million EuroMillions jackpot. The ticket was sold in Garryduff XL Store on Pound Road, Castlebar in Co. Mayo.
- December 2017: A small family syndicate from Dublin won €38.9 million on a ticket purchased in The Village Shop in Malahide Shopping Centre
- In June 2018: 32 colleagues from Stakelums Hardware store in Thurles Co. Tipperary share a €17 million EuroMillions jackpot with a ticket they purchased at Eason’s Store in Thurles Shopping Centre in Co. Tipperary.
- February 2019: The Naul Family Syndicate won €175.4 million on a ticket sold in Reilly’s Daybreak in Naul, Co. Dublin.
- February 2020: Mayo family syndicate win €17 million EuroMillions jackpot with a ticket they purchased at Mulroy’s Londis store in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
- July 2020: An online player in Dublin scooped a €49.5 million prize with a €2.50 Normal Play ticket.
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 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.