The National Lottery appeal to EuroMillions and Lotto players to purchase their tickets early ahead of weekend draws
National Lottery estimate that an additional €1.2 million will be added to lower prize tier in Saturday’s capped €19.06 million Lotto draw
This weekend is set to be a big one for National Lottery players all over the country as ticket holders prepare for not one, but two, massive jackpot draws across today and tomorrow.
Tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot is set to roll to a massive €200 million (est). If a player in Ireland matches 5 numbers and 2 lucky stars in tonight’s EuroMillions draw to scoop the huge jackpot on offer, they will officially become the 17th Irish EuroMillions jackpot winner as well as the country’s newest multi-millionaire.
With just hours to go until tonight’s EuroMillions draw, the National Lottery are reminding players hoping to win the incredible amount, that the cut-off time for ticket sales is at 7.30pm this evening. Tickets can be purchased in-store, through the National Lottery app or at www.lottery.ie.
Meanwhile, tomorrow night’s highly anticipated record Lotto draw remains capped at €19,060,800. As the jackpot is now capped, this means that no additional money will be added to the jackpot prize until it is won. The funds that would normally go to the jackpot will now be distributed to the next lower prize tier at which there are winners which means that we are set to see even bigger winners at a lower tier.
The National Lottery estimate that approximately €1.2 million in additional prize money will now flow down to the next prize tier where there is a winner. This prize boost will be in addition to the normal tier prize for this category.
The Lotto jackpot has been rolling since Wednesday 9th June with players in every town and village dreaming of scooping the €19.06 million to become the biggest jackpot winner in the history of the game in Ireland.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “As the week continues, the excitement levels in Lotto HQ have really grown and we can see that the same is true for our players all over the country! This weekend, there are two extraordinary jackpots to play for with both EuroMillions and Lotto at utterly life-changing amounts. As we get closer to both draws, we are reminding players that the cut-off time for EuroMillions ticket sales is at 7.30pm this evening while the cut-off time for sales for Lotto tickets is at 7.45pm tomorrow evening. We are urging players to purchase their tickets early ahead of both draws as we are expecting an increase in sales as the draw times get closer. Don’t forget that tickets can be purchased in-store, through the National Lottery app or at www.lottery.ie.”
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 €6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 34 years ago. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.