In 2021, there were a total of 31 new Lottery Millionaires from across Ireland. These winners won incredible big life changing amounts of money. A total of €585.9 million was won by players throughout the year. Congratulations to each one of these winners.
Our players continue to have an enormous impact every time they buy a National Lottery ticket. One of the National Lottery's purposes is to raise money for Good Causes whilst protecting people playing its games. Since it launched in 1987, the National Lottery and its players have raised over €6 Billion for Good Causes. A total of approximately 29 cent in every euro spent on National Lottery games goes to the Good Causes fund and on average, over 4,000 groups on average receive funding every year.
With over 5,300 retail partners, the National Lottery retail network contributes significantly to the Good Causes fund and in 2021, retail sales
amounted to €878.6 million. Retailer commission also grew to €55.3 million which benefited retailers all over Ireland.