Lower prize tier expected to get a massive boost of €1 million (est)
Tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot set to roll to €180 million (est)
Lotto fever has officially taken over every town and village across the country. Tomorrow night (Wednesday 6th October) will mark the second draw at which the jackpot remains capped at an incredible €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.
The National Lottery are estimating that approximately €1 million in additional prize money will flow down to the next prize tier at which there is a winner in Wednesday night’s draw. This prize boost will be in addition to the normal tier prize for this category. On Saturday night, two players in Dublin benefited from the prize roll-down after both matching five numbers and the bonus to share an astonishing prize fund of €1,652,784 with each winning €826,392.
Ahead of Wednesday night’s highly anticipated draw, a National Lottery spokesperson urged players to purchase their tickets early to be in with a chance of scooping a life-changing amount.
“Just one more day to go until we find out if this will be the week when the largest Lotto jackpot ever is finally won. Throughout the country, excitement levels have well and truly gone up a notch, particularly since the jackpot was capped and lower prize tiers are now benefiting from the prize boost. For tomorrow night’s €19,060,800 draw, we are estimating that approximately €1 million will flow down to the next prize tier at which there is a winner and this will be in addition to the normal tier prize for this category.”
“The Lotto jackpot has been rolling for close to four months now since Wednesday 9th June and players all over Ireland are dreaming of taking the highly coveted title of largest Lotto jackpot winner ever. And that’s not the only massive prize up for grabs this week! National Lottery players have the chance to win a second colossal amount with tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot heading towards an estimated €180 million. Ahead of both draws, we are continuing to advise players to purchase their tickets early and to avoid queues in store while following the public health guidelines in place. Tickets can also be purchased through the National Lottery app or on www.lottery.ie. Don’t forget that the cut-off time for EuroMillions ticket sales is 7.30pm this evening while the deadline for purchasing Lotto tickets is 7.45pm tomorrow.”
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.