Bigger prizes are up for grabs this weekend, after the National Lottery confirmed that it will be adding an additional €1 million to the Lotto Plus Raffle prize fund for this Saturday’s draw (19th May).
This means all winners of the Lotto Plus Raffle will take home the usual €500 PLUS share an extra €1 MILLION between them.
Lotto Plus Raffle typically sees around 100 winners of €500 in every draw but on Saturday night, players are set for a boost in their winnings. By topping up the raffle prize fund by €1 million, the National Lottery predicts that each winner of Saturday's Lotto Plus Raffle draw will receive between €8,000 - €12,500, depending on the number of winners.
Saturday night’s jackpot is now heading towards an estimated €9 million.
National Lottery players dreaming of becoming the fifth Lotto jackpot winner of the year and hoping to win a share of the guaranteed to be won €1 million Lotto Raffle prize, are reminded that the cut-off time for ticket sales is 7.45pm on Saturday night.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “National Lottery players are in for an exciting weekend with bigger prizes up for grabs in Saturday night’s Lotto Plus Raffle, our second such promotion of 2023. On a normal night, Lotto Plus Raffle winners are guaranteed to win €500 but for Saturday's draw, we are predicting each winner will receive between €8,000 - €12,500, depending on the number of winners. Our most recent Lotto Plus Raffle promotion took place on Saturday 18th March and saw 86 winners nationwide scoop an incredible €12,548 each due to the guaranteed to be won €1 million prize fund in the Lotto Plus Raffle.”
“And of course, let’s not forget our Lotto jackpot which is heading towards an estimated €9 million. If a player wins the life-changing amount on Saturday night, they will officially become the fifth Lotto jackpot winner of 2023 as well as Ireland’s newest millionaire.”
“We are encouraging all our players who are hoping to be one of the big winners in tomorrow night’s draw to purchase their tickets early either in-store, through the National Lottery app or at www.lottery.ie ahead of the 7.45pm cut-off time for sales on Saturday night.”
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