Someone in Co. Dublin has woken up as Ireland’s newest millionaire this morning as the winning ticket for Tuesday night’s EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ draw, worth €1 million, was sold in the capital. Last night’s EuroMillions draw was the first draw in the eagerly anticipated EuroMillions ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ event which guarantees to make five brand new millionaires in Ireland over the next two weeks with a series of special EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ events.
These raffle events mean that there will be one guaranteed Irish winner of €1 million in each EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 3rd November, Friday 6th November and Tuesday 10th November. The ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ will come to a dramatic close on Friday 13th November when not one, but two EuroMillions players in Ireland will win a life changing €1 million each.
Typically, in every single EuroMillions draw, ten players in Ireland win €5,000 on the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. In last night’s draw, an additional €1 million was added to the special raffle draw and among the ten winners of €5,000, one of those winners won an additional €1 million.
With over 56,000 Irish winners in Tuesday’s EuroMillions jackpot draw, the National Lottery is encouraging all of its player to check their tickets carefully. There was no winner of the €26 million jackpot on offer, which now rolls to a massive €40 million next Friday.
The ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ winning raffle code in last night’s EuroMillions draw, which is worth €1,005,000 (One Million and Five Thousand Euro) to one lucky Dublin player is: I-JXB-69364.
A National Lottery spokesperson said it will reveal the name of the winning store on Thursday and said: “As with any prize win over €1 million, it is important that we inform the winning retailer and of course to give the winning ticketholder the time and space they need to let this amazing win to sink in. If you are the lucky ticketholder, please sign the back of the ticket and contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize. ”
How do I enter the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’?
Every player in Ireland who buys a ticket for any EuroMillions draw between Tuesday 3rd November and Friday 13th November will be automatically entered into the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ for that corresponding draw. A unique code on each ticket will be the player’s raffle number. Five players over the ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ will become guaranteed millionaires. It could be you!
How does this work?
As with every EuroMillions draw the ‘Ireland Only Raffle sees 10 winners, drawn at random, receive €5,000. One of these ten winners will then have an additional €1 million added to their prize in the first three of the four draws over the two weeks. On the fourth, and final, draw two winners of the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ will win an extra €1 million.
The National Lottery has also confirmed that all high tier prize winners of €15,000 and over (€10,000 for online winners) may be processed via an approved postal process due to Government restrictions currently in place. Prize winners of €15,000 and over (€10,000 for online players) are encouraged to contact the National Lottery Claims Department by calling 1800 666 222 or by emailing email@example.com and arrangements will be made for the prize to be paid through the approved postal claims process.
As per our usual claims process, prizes up to and including €100 may be claimed at any National Lottery agent store across the country. Agents may pay higher prizes (up to and including €2,500) at their discretion. An Post Prize Claims Centres guarantee payment of prizes less than €15,000.
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 2019 alone, €252 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.