Wednesday’s €13 million (est) Lotto jackpot set to hit five year high!

Excitement continues to grow all over Ireland as the Lotto jackpot rolls to a truly life-altering €13 million (estimated). Wednesday night’s draw will mark the largest Lotto jackpot roll that the game has seen in over five years. The last time a Lotto jackpot exceeded €13 million was in January 2016 when a lucky ticketholder from Belmullet, Co. Mayo scooped the jackpot prize of €13,793,435. So far this year, the Lotto jackpot has been won by five players in Limerick, Kilkenny, Westmeath, Cork and Galway. The next winner of the Lotto jackpot could see them catapulted onto the Lotto hall of fame as the 12th largest winner ever in the history of the game.

Wednesday’s €13 million (est) Lotto jackpot set to hit five year high!
Wednesday night’s Lotto jackpot is heading for an estimated €13 million which could become the largest Lotto jackpot roll since 2016. Earlier this year a family syndicate from Kilkenny City celebrated a €12.7 million jackpot win with a ticket they purchased at the Circle K service station on the Waterford Road in Kilkenny City.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “This is a big one! It has been over five years since Lotto players in Ireland have seen a Lotto jackpot hit a potential €13 million. The current jackpot has been rolling since Wednesday 9th June and in last Saturday’s (28th August) draw, 23 separate players came agonisingly close to scooping the prize on offer by matching five numbers, missing out on the €12.4 million jackpot by just one number. The next winner of the jackpot could become Lotto royalty as possibly the 12th largest Lotto winner since the game was launched in Ireland in 1988. As with all mega jackpot draws, we continue to expect a big uptake in ticket sales for Wednesday night’s draw and we are encouraging all of our players to avoid queues and to purchase their tickets early, in-store, in-app or on ahead of the 7.45pm deadline tomorrow.”

See below for a roll call of the top 15 Lotto jackpots wins in the history of the game in Ireland.

DateLotto WinnersCountyJackpot
28-Jun-08Dan Morrissey Syndicate from Carlow claim Ireland’s biggest ever win.Carlow18,963,441
14-Apr-10Waterford couple purchase their winning ticket at Easons store in Dungarvan Co. Waterford.Waterford16,717,717
23-Oct-10Dublin man wins massive jackpot with ticket bought at Donnybrook Fair in Dublin 4.Dublin16,390,239
28-Jul-07The Cunningham family from Cork City become Lotto multi-millionaires after buying their ticket at their local Centra store in Farranree, Co. CorkCork16,185,749
26-Apr-08Family from Co. Dublin share the mega jackpot with a lucky ticket from Rowlagh Newsagent in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.Dublin15,658,143
12-Mar-08Kildare couple buy their life-changing ticket in Tesco, Newbridge Co. KildareKildare14,543,033
18-Apr-09Dublin couple purchase their winning ticket at the Spar store in Glenageary, Co. DublinDublin14,530,193
26-Mar-11Two separate players in Cavan and Cork each share the jackpot.Cavan/Cork14,037,236
23-Jan-16Winning ticket purchased at Carey’s store in Belmullet, Co MayoMayo13,793,435
22-Dec-07Winning ticket sold at News & Choose store in in Loughrea, Co. Galway.Galway13,295,379
27-May-09Dalkey Post Office, Co. Dublin sells the lucky winning ticket.Dublin13,150,324
01-Sept-21It could be you!€13 Million (EST)
01-Mar-17Dublin syndicate celebrate their Lotto fortune with ticket purchased in Supervalu, Knocklyon, Dublin 16Dublin12,849,224
14-Apr-21Kilkenny family syndicate claim massive prize with a ticket they purchased at the Circle K service station on the Waterford Road in Kilkenny City. Kilkenny€12,740,043
06-May-17Two lucky ticketholders from Co. Westmeath and Donegal shared the €12.3 million jackpot on offer.Westmeath/Donegal12,344,808

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 33 years ago. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.

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