The sky will be the limit for a lucky Irish player or players if they scoop Tuesday’s massive €140 million EuroMillions jackpot.
Anticipation is mounting across Donegal at the mouth-watering prospect of scooping one of the biggest EuroMillions jackpots of 2018.
Although Donegal players have yet to scoop the jackpot, we have had two Euromillions plus jackpot winners in both Letterkenny and Lifford in recent weeks with each scooping €500,000.
Dermot Griffin, Chief Executive of the National Lottery, said today: “Our players absolutely love these massive jackpots because they are truly life-changing.
“We are already seeing huge interest in the draw from players hoping to become Ireland’s biggest ever EuroMillions jackpot winner so we are advising all our players to buy their tickets early in-store, or play online at lottery.ie or through the National Lottery App.”
Since Euromillions began in 2004 there have been 13 Irish jackpot wins. And so far this year, an amazing 22 lucky players have won the top prize on EuroMillions plus of €500,000.
Here is the roll call of the lucky thirteen Irish EuroMillions jackpot winners to date:
July 2005: Dolores McNamara from Limerick, was Ireland’s first and biggest EuroMillions winner scooping over €115 million.
July 2008:A lucky player from Co. Tipperary won a €15 million jackpot with a ticket bought in Carrick-on-Suir in Co. Tipperary.
June 2009:A family syndicate shared the jackpot with a British winner, taking home over €29.4 million with a ticket they purchased in Dublin.
June 2013:A winning ticket sold in Beaumount, Dublin, shared a EuroMillions jackpot worth over €187 million. A Dublin player earned half of the jackpot and picked up over €93 million.
September 2013: A young man from the South East shared a jackpot of over €25 million with a player in Spain, taking home over €12.8 million.
April 2014:A jackpot prize worth €15 million was claimed on a ticket sold in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
September 2014: An €86.7 million jackpot was won by a syndicate from Dublin. The ticket was sold in Centra, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin.
January 2016: A syndicate of friends won over €66 million, splitting the jackpot of €132,376,632. The ticket was sold in Eason’s store, Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Carlow.
July 2016: 22 colleagues from Dublin Bus won the €23.8 million. The ticket was sold in O’Hanlon’s Portarlington.
January 2017: A Dublin work syndicate claimed the €88.5 million EuroMillions jackpot. The winning ticket was sold at the Applegreen Service Station on the M1 Northbound in Lusk, Co. Dublin.
July 2017: A syndicate from the West of Ireland won a €29 million EuroMillions jackpot. The ticket was sold in Garryduff XL Store on Pound Road, Castlebar in Co. Mayo.
December 2017: A small family syndicate from Dublin won €38.9 million on a ticket purchased in The Village Shop in Malahide Shopping Centre
In June 2018: 32 colleagues from Stakelums Hardware store in Thurles Co. Tipperary share a €17 million EuroMillions jackpot with a ticket they purchased at Eason’s Store in Thurles Shopping Centre in Co. Tipperary.Tags: