This Saturday’s Lotto jackpot rolls towards €6.5 million (est)
The National Lottery has confirmed that it will be adding an additional €1 million to the Lotto Plus Raffle prize fund for this Saturday’s draw. The Lotto Plus Raffle typically sees between 80 and 120 winners of €500 in every draw but tomorrow 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.
Tomorrow night’s jackpot (6th March) is now heading for a life-changing amount of €6.5 million (estimated). The Lotto jackpot has now been rolling since Saturday 30th January as there was no winner of last Wednesday night’s jackpot of €6,043,965.
The National Lottery is encouraging Lotto players dreaming of winning the estimated €6.5 million jackpot and a share of the guaranteed to be won €1 million Lotto Raffle prize to continue to follow public health guidelines and to buy their tickets early. Players are reminded that the cut-off for ticket sales is at 7.45pm on Saturday night.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “There is lots of excitement around this Saturday’s draw as the jackpot heads towards €6.5 million and for our first Lotto Plus Raffle promotion of the year. Not only could we see a new National Lottery millionaire being made this weekend but the guaranteed to be won €1 million in the Lotto Plus Raffle means that there will be a surge of big winners all over the country. On a normal night, Lotto Plus Raffle winners are guaranteed to win €500 but for this Saturday, we are predicting each winner will receive between €8,000 and 12,500, depending on the number of winners.”
The spokesperson added: “We are urging all of our Lotto players to continue to follow Government restrictions currently in place and to avoid any queues in shops when buying their tickets. Players who are unable to get to their local store can play all of their favourite National Lottery games online at www.lottery.ie or by using the National Lottery app.”
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 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.