The National Lottery is set to make five people brand new millionaires over the next two weeks with a series of special EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ events.
These raffle events means that there will be one guaranteed winner of €1 million in each EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 3rd November, Friday 6th November and Tuesday 10th November. The ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ will come to a dramatic close on Friday 13th November when not one, but two EuroMillions players in Ireland will win a life changing €1 million each.
Commenting on this unprecedented EuroMillions event a spokesperson for the National Lottery said: “Usually, every EuroMillions draw in Ireland produces ten winners of the €5,000 raffle prize but over the next four draws we have created something extra special. In addition to the normal raffle prize on each draw, five winners across all four draws will win the special €1 million prize. This means that we are going to make at least five people brand new millionaires.”
“Not only will the ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ see the creation of five instant millionaires in Ireland over the two weeks, but all EuroMillions players in Ireland will also be in with a chance of becoming Ireland’s third EuroMillions jackpot winner of 2020.”, the spokesperson continued.
How do I enter the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’?
Every player in Ireland who buys a ticket for any EuroMillions draw between Tuesday 3rd November and Friday 13th November will be automatically entered into the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ for that corresponding draw. A unique code on each ticket will be the player’s raffle number. Five players over the ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ will become guaranteed millionaires. It could be you!
How does this work?
As with every EuroMillions draw the ‘Ireland Only Raffle' sees 10 winners, drawn at random, receive €5,000. One of these ten winners will then have an additional €1 million added to their prize in the first three of the four draws over the two weeks. On the fourth, and final, draw two winners of the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ will win an extra €1 million.
The National Lottery has also confirmed that all high tier prize winners of €15,000 and over (€10,000 for online winners) may be processed via an approved postal process due to Government restrictions currently in place. Prize winners of €15,000 and over (€10,000 for online players) are encouraged to contact the National Lottery Claims Department by calling 1800 666 222 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and arrangements will be made for the prize to be paid through the approved postal claims process.
As per our usual claims process, prizes up to and including €100 may be claimed at any National Lottery agent store across the country. Agents may pay higher prizes (up to and including €2,500) at their discretion. An Post Prize Claims Centres guarantee payment of prizes less than €15,000.
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 2019 alone, €252 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.