Tomorrow night’s Lotto Jackpot is heading for a truly life-changing €12.5 million (estimated)

National Lottery reminds Lotto players to heed public health advice when purchasing tickets for the biggest draw in almost four years!

Excitement continues to grow all over Ireland as the Lotto jackpot rolls to a life-changing estimated €12.5 million. Tomorrow night’s draw will mark the highest Lotto jackpot that the game has seen in almost four years.

 

Only 26 jackpots in excess of €10 million have ever been won in the history of the Lotto game. If the Lotto jackpot is won on Wednesday night, this could be the thirteenth largest ever Lotto jackpot to be won since the game launched in 1988.

 

The Lotto jackpot has been won just once so far this year when an online player from Limerick scooped the €8,530,884 jackpot on Wednesday 27th January. Due to the high level of public interest, the National Lottery has reminded players to adhere to public health advice and purchase their tickets early to avoid queues and to be in with a chance of winning.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “As the Lotto jackpot rolls towards an estimated €12.5 million, this is the highest Lotto jackpot that we have seen in almost four years. Tomorrow night could be a big night for one lucky Lotto player as they could find themselves on our list of all-time highest wins. There has been just one Lotto jackpot winner so far this year so we could potentially see a second winner becoming Ireland’s newest multi-millionaire tomorrow night. We expect excitement to build as we get closer to that all important draw which is why we are encouraging all of our players to continue to abide by social distancing measures when buying their tickets and to follow the Government guidelines in place. We urge all National Lottery players to purchase their tickets early, in-store, in-app or on www.lottery.ie ahead of the 7.45pm deadline tomorrow.”

 

See below for a roll call of the 26 highest Lotto jackpots:

 

Date

Lotto Winners

County

Jackpot

28-Jun-08

Dan Morrissey Syndicate from Carlow claim Ireland’s biggest ever win.

Carlow

18,963,441

14-Apr-10

Waterford couple purchase their winning ticket at Easons store in Dungarvan Co. Waterford.

Waterford

16,717,717

23-Oct-10

Dublin man wins massive jackpot with ticket bought at Donnybrook Fair in Dublin 4.

Dublin

16,390,239

28-Jul-07

The Cunningham family from Cork City become Lotto multi-millionaires after buying their ticket at their local Centra store in Farranree, Co. Cork

Cork

16,185,749

26-Apr-08

Family from Co. Dublin share the mega jackpot with a lucky ticket from Rowlagh Newsagent in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Dublin

15,658,143

12-Mar-08

Kildare couple buy their life-changing ticket in Tesco, Newbridge Co. Kildare

Kildare

14,543,033

18-Apr-09

Dublin couple purchase their winning ticket at the Spar store in Glenageary, Co. Dublin

Dublin

14,530,193

26-Mar-11

Two separate players in Cavan and Cork each share the jackpot, scooping €6.9 million each.

Cavan/Cork

14,037,236

23-Jan-16

Winning ticket purchased at Carey's store in Belmullet, Co Mayo

Mayo

13,793,435

22-Dec-07

Winning ticket sold at News & Choose store in in Loughrea, Co. Galway.

Galway

13,295,379

27-May-09

Dalkey Post Office, Co. Dublin sells the lucky winning ticket.

Dublin

13,150,324

01-Mar-17

Dublin syndicate celebrate their Lotto fortune with ticket purchased in Supervalu, Knocklyon, Dublin 16

Dublin

12,849,224

14-Apr-21

Could this be Ireland's newest multi-millionaire?

 

€12.5M (estimated)

06-May-17

Two lucky ticketholders from Co. Westmeath and Donegal shared the €12.3 million jackpot on offer.

Westmeath/Donegal

12,344,808

04-Jun-14

Couple claim massive Lotto jackpot with a ticket they purchased at the American House store in Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Donegal

12,155,282

31-Mar-12

Two separate players from Kildare and Meath split a jackpot worth €11.5 million.

Kildare/Meath

11,526,000

03-Dec-16

A Dublin GAA official collects the jackpot prize with his wife after they bought their winning ticket at the Top Service Station in Dublin 1.

Dublin

11,345,002

21-Aug-19

The Texaco Spar shop on Monastery Road in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow sell the winning ticket.

Wicklow

11,225,280

20-Aug-16

Leitrim syndicate scoop incredible jackpot prize with a ticket bought at the Spar store in Kinlough, Co Leitrim.

Leitrim

11,179,627

24-Sep-11

The McIntyre family from Co. Mayo become one of Ireland’s biggest Lotto winners with a ticket they bought at their Eurospar store in Belmullet, Co. Mayo.

Mayo

11,033,593

02-Dec-20

Winning ticket sold in Spar Mount Oval Village in Rochestown, Co. Cork.

Cork

10,780,193

29-May-13

Kevin Geoghegan and Carol Loran scoop their massive prize after purchasing their ticket at the Tesco store in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Westmeath

10,651,567

04-Apr-15

A private Meath family syndicate claim the Lotto jackpot prize with their lucky ticket from Souhan’s Filling Station in Trim, Co. Meath.

Meath

10,650,121

30-Jan-13

Scanlons Newsagents in Thurles, Co. Tipperary sell the winning ticket to a lucky Tipperary family syndicate.

Tipperary

10,613,747

23-Feb-19

Dublin syndicate claim their prize with ticket bought at the Spar store on Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Dublin

10,288,699

05-Feb-15

Two friends from Co. Kildare share the incredible jackpot after buying their ticket at the Centra store in Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Kildare

10,230,559

12-Sep-07

Statoil Service Station in Tuam Co. Galway.

Galway

10,067,238

 

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.