Friday, July 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

Feeling lucky this weekend?

Lotto players throughout Ireland will have an extra reason to celebrate over the August Bank Holiday weekend by sharing in Saturday’s Lotto Plus Raffle prize of a guaranteed to be won €1 million, which is on top of the rolling €5.5 million (estimated) Lotto jackpot already on offer.

By topping up the raffle prize fund by €1 million, the National Lottery predicts that each winner of Saturday’s Lotto Plus Raffle draw will receive between €8,000 and €12,500.

It has been a bumper year so far for Lotto players in Ireland with over €78 million won in prizes.

In 2020, a total of 13 new millionaires have been made through Lotto and Lotto Plus games, while seven separate jackpot winners have claimed over €34 million between them.

The biggest Lotto jackpot win of 2020 was over €9.7 million which was claimed by a Kerry family after they purchased their lucky ticket in Killarney, County Kerry.

There was no winner of Wednesday night’s €4.8 million Lotto jackpot which means that this Saturday’s Lotto jackpot which has been rolling since Saturday, July 4th, is now heading for a life-changing €5.5 million.

A National Lottery spokesperson said that the extra Lotto prize pot of €1 million will be perfect way for players to kick-off the August bank holiday weekend.

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 €5.6 billion has been raised for good causes since the National Lottery was established 32 years ago. In 2019 alone, €250 million was raised for local good causes in communities across Ireland.

 

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