Following two sell-out draws, the Christmas Millionaire Raffle is back and it’s bigger than ever!

National Lottery ask players to ‘Gift Responsibly’ ahead of the festive season

This Christmas, there is one cracking gift for the aspiring Millionaire – a golden ticket for the National Lottery’s increasingly-popular Christmas Millionaire Raffle draw! 

The Christmas Millionaire Raffle gives a unique and life changing chance to live the dream and win a cool €1 Million for the draw on New Year’s Eve on Sunday 31st December. 

This year, the Christmas Millionaire Raffle is bigger than ever with an incredible 8,500 cash prizes. As well as the top prize of €1 Million, there are six prizes of €100,000, 15 prizes of €10,000, 45 prizes of €5,000, 302 prizes of €1,000 and 8,131 prizes of €500. 

Tickets for the draw, which are limited to 600,000 and cost €25 each, are now on sale at National Lottery agents nationwide. Millionaire Raffle tickets can also be purchased online at or on the National Lottery App. 

Each ticket purchased in-store is presented in a festive gifting wallet and envelope, making it the perfect seasonal gift. 

This year’s draw represents the best ever odds of winning a prize at 1:70.59 compared to 1:75.55 in 2022. Since last years draw, an additional €1.1 Million has been added to the prize fund which is set to be shared between 8,500 prizes. 

Speaking at the launch of this years Millionaire Raffle draw, a National Lottery spokesperson said: “Our Christmas Millionaire Raffle is always hugely anticipated by our players at this time of year and we are delighted that we have even more prizes and the odds of winning any prize are even better than ever. Due to its increasing popularity over the last number of years, the Millionaire Raffle game has completely sold out before Christmas. To meet with our players demands, a limited 600,000 tickets will be available for this years draw and the winner of the Millionaire Raffle will ring in the New Year as Ireland’s newest National Lottery Millionaire.” 

Photo caption: Marty Whelan launches the National Lottery's Millionaire Raffle for 2023.

The National Lottery has also confirmed that more than €5.6 million will be raised for the National Lottery Good Cause fund if all 600,000 tickets for the Millionaire Raffle are sold. 

With the festive season of gifting well and truly underway, the National Lottery has also reminded players hoping to gift National Lottery products this Christmas to gift responsibly.

A National Lottery spokesperson added: "We ask all of our players and the wider public to support our ‘Gift Responsibly’ campaign and remember when you are purchasing any National Lottery product as a gift, whether at Christmas or any time of the year, it is always important to gift responsibly. The National Lottery encourages our players to keep lottery play for those who are aged 18 years and older." 

Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on 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 36 years ago. In 2022 alone, €259.5 Million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland. 

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