So far, three millionaires have been made in the EuroMillions game in Ireland this year
Excitement is well and truly building ahead of tonight’s (Tuesday 25th April) EuroMillions draw, which will see a jackpot of an estimated €110 million up for grabs among the nine participating countries in the EuroMillions game.
So far this year, the EuroMillions game has made three millionaires in Ireland and has seen six players win the top prize of €500,000 each in the EuroMillions Plus draw.
As players all over the country dream of becoming the fourth EuroMillions millionaire in Ireland this year, the National Lottery is appealing to players to purchase their tickets early, either in-store, through the National Lottery app or at www.lottery.ie ahead of the 7.30pm deadline for ticket sales tomorrow evening.
A spokesperson for the National Lottery said, “Tonight could prove to be truly unforgettable for a EuroMillions player in Ireland. We are advising all our players who wish to be in with a chance of becoming our 18th EuroMillions jackpot winner, to purchase their tickets early either in-store, through the National Lottery app or at http://www.lottery.ie/ ahead of the 7.30pm deadline for sales on Friday evening.”
Siobhán and Michael Larkin from Larkin’s Gala service station in Ballina, Co. Tipperary celebrate after their shop sold a winning EuroMillions ticket worth over €30.9 million in February 2022
Here is the roll call of the 17 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 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 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 €28.9 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.
- 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: A Mayo family shared a €17 million jackpot prize with a ticket they purchased in Mulroy’s Londis, at the Moneen Roundabout, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
- July 2020: An online player from Dublin won a €49.5 million jackpot.
- February 2022: Co. Clare family syndicate share €30.9 million with a ticket they purchased at Larkin’s Gala service station in Ballina, Co. Tipperary.
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