Saturday night’s Lotto jackpot capped at an historic €19,060,800
The first weekend in October is shaping up to be a big one for National Lottery players all over the country. With two huge jackpots on offer in EuroMillions and Lotto, excitement is growing as we get closer to the draws.
Tomorrow night’s EuroMillions jackpot is set to roll to an estimated €165 million.
Since the EuroMillions game launched in Ireland in 2004, there have been 16 Irish EuroMillions jackpot winners. If tomorrow night’s life-altering estimated €165 million jackpot is won in Ireland, we could see one Irish player kicking their weekend off by becoming Ireland’s 17th ever EuroMillions jackpot winner.
The National Lottery are appealing to players to purchase their tickets early ahead of the cut-off time for sales at 7.30pm tomorrow evening and to avoid queues where possible. EuroMillions players dreaming of winning big in the Friday night draw can purchase their tickets in-store, on the National Lottery app or at www.lottery.ie.
Meanwhile, Lotto fever continues to grip the country as the Lotto jackpot has now reached an historic record. Last night’s jackpot rolled to a colossal €19,060,800 which has now officially become the highest Lotto jackpot since the game launched in Ireland in 1988. While there was no winner of last night’s record jackpot, 210,000 players won prizes across Lotto and Lotto Plus games.
This Saturday’s Lotto jackpot is now capped at the monumental €19,060,800 amount which has now become the new cap for the game. As the jackpot is now capped, this means that no additional money will be added to the jackpot prize until it is won. The funds that would normally go to the jackpot will now be distributed to the next lower prize tier at which there are winners.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “What a way to start October with not one, but two, massively life-changing jackpots on offer. Could Friday be the night when we see a 17th EuroMillions jackpot winner in Ireland? And will Saturday’s record Lotto jackpot amount be won after almost 4 months without a jackpot winner in the game?”
“Ahead of the two draws, we are appealing to our EuroMillions and Lotto players to purchase their tickets early and to follow the public health guidelines in place while doing so. We are reminding our players that the cut-off time for ticket sales for EuroMillions is at 7.30pm on Friday evening while the deadline for purchasing Lotto tickets is 7.45pm on Saturday evening. And of course, don’t forget that tickets can be purchased in-store, through the National Lottery app or at www.lottery.ie.”
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.