National Lottery appeals to EuroMillions players to purchase tickets early ahead of highly anticipated draw
Dublin Lotto syndicate officially claim €3.6 million jackpot!
Mega Draw excitement is building for EuroMillions players all over Ireland ahead of tonight’s extra special draw which has a guaranteed jackpot of €130 million.
The National Lottery has advised players dreaming of winning big in the Friday 17th June draw 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 this evening.
Since the EuroMillions game launched in Ireland in 2004, there have been 17 Irish EuroMillions jackpot winners. If tonight’s staggering €130 million jackpot is won in Ireland, we could see a new Irish winner added to the roll call of jackpot wins.
Earlier this year, we saw a player in the Mid-West become the 17th EuroMillions jackpot winner ever seen in Ireland after scooping the €30.9 million jackpot in February after purchasing their winning ticket at Larkin’s Gala service station in Ballina on the border of Tipperary, Limerick and Clare.
A spokesperson for the National Lottery said, “Tonight’s EuroMillions draw could be a memorable one for EuroMillions players in Ireland with a guaranteed €130 million jackpot up for grabs. So far this year, we have already seen a player in Ireland become a EuroMillions jackpot winner. Could we see a second player added to the list of Irish EuroMillions jackpot winners after tonight’s draw? To win this astonishing amount of money would be life-changing and it would bring to 18, the number of Irish EuroMillions jackpot winners since the game launched in Ireland in 2004. Excitement is sure to grow as we get closer to the draw and we are advising our 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 sales this evening.”
Siobhan and Michael Larkin were pictured celebrating after their store (Larkin's Gala Service Station, Garryurtneal, Ballina, Killaloe, Co. Tipperary) sold the winning EuroMillions jackpot ticket worth over €30.9 million last February.
Here is the roll call of the 17 lucky 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
- 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 Co. Mayo family shared the €17 million jackpot with a ticket they purchased at Mulroy’s Londis Store in Castlebar.
- July 2020: An online player in Dublin won a €49.5 million jackpot which they won with a €2.50 normal play ticket.
- February 2022: Mid-West ticket holder scoops €30.9 million jackpot with Quick Pick ticket they purchased at Larkin’s Gala Service Station in Ballina, Co. Tipperary.
Meanwhile, a Dublin syndicate who won the €3.6 million Lotto jackpot on Wednesday 25th May officially claimed their life-altering prize in Lotto HQ . The win marked the fifth Lotto jackpot win of 2022 following wins by players in Mayo, Meath, Dublin and Kilkenny.
The delighted Dublin syndicate who wish to keep their win private revealed that they were sitting on their Lotto fortune for days after their win before realising they had won the €3.6 million jackpot.
“We had a winning Lotto jackpot sitting idle for days before we even checked it! On the Friday after the draw, we were sitting watching the news on TV and we saw the champagne being sprayed at the winning shop in Home Farm where we sometimes buy our tickets. Even then, not for a second would we believe that we would have had the winning ticket so we didn’t get our hopes up! When we finally scanned it on our phone, our mouths actually dropped to the floor. All this excitement was for us, we had just won over €3.6 million.”
The syndicate have vowed to keep their feet on the ground and will take some time out before making any decisions on their new found fortune.
“The money is just a bonus to us so we won’t be getting too carried away. We’ll take a few months before making any life-changing decisions but we do have a mortgage to pay off and we will of course make a plan to look after family and friends in the very near future,” they added.
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