The Biggest EuroMillions Jackpot Winners in Ireland
EuroMillions has created Ireland's biggest lottery winners, with jackpots that have even exceeded €150 million before. The top five biggest winners in Ireland's history have won more than €550 million between them – read the stories behind their wins and find out about other big Irish EuroMillions winners.
Since Ireland joined EuroMillions in October 2004, jackpots have been won on the following days:
The last Irish EuroMillions jackpot win was on: Tuesday 21st July 2020
1. €175 Million - Tuesday, 19th February 2019
A family syndicate set the record for the largest jackpot to ever be won in Ireland after a draw that captured the excitement of players all over Europe. A Superdraw on 1st February had pushed the top prize up to €120 million and it kept on growing until a winning ticket from Co Dublin matched all the numbers. The lucky entry was sold at Reilly's Daybreak in The Naul and the winners were quick to come forward after the news sparked excitement across Ireland.
The winners did not choose to go public but they did describe the moment as a 'dream come true', with one member of the syndicate saying they felt 'numb'. They told lottery officials that they had kept the ticket in an Argos catalogue under a mattress on the night after the draw, before handing it over for safe-keeping. They were determined not to get carried away and said the best thing was knowing that everyone in the family would be looked after for generations to come.
2. €115 Million - Friday, 29th July 2005
Dolores McNamara, a part-time cleaner from Limerick, snapped up €115 million in July 2005 to become Ireland's first EuroMillions jackpot winner. She planned to travel the world and jetted off on holidays to Turkey and Spain within months of her win, as well as taking a shopping trip to New York and spending Christmas in Cambodia. McNamara went on to spend €3.5 million on Lough Derg Hall in Clare and bought houses for all six of her children. McNamara's prize was the largest jackpot ever to have been won at the time and she remained Ireland's record holder for almost 14 years.
3. €93 Million - Tuesday, 25th June 2013
One of the largest EuroMillions jackpots in history was offered in this draw, with €187 million up for grabs following a Superdraw earlier in the month and then four more rollovers. There turned out to be two winning tickets – one from Belgium and one from Beaumont in North Dublin. The payout, worth almost €94 million, instantly made the winner one of Ireland's 100 richest people. They decided to stay anonymous but did say in a statement that they were excited about the new opportunities open to them.
4. €88 Million - Tuesday, 24th January 2017
A Dublin work syndicate brought a run of seven rollovers to an end in early 2017, matching all the winning numbers with a ticket bought at the Applegreen Service Station on the M1 Northbound in Lusk. The group decided not to reveal their identities when they came forward but they did tell officials they were 'absolutely delighted'. They said they would have a low-key celebration with loved ones before booking their summer holidays and planning their futures with the financial freedom of not having to worry about mortgages and other bills.
5. €86 Million - Friday, 19th September 2014
A syndicate from Dublin pocketed a jackpot in excess of €86 million in September 2014, after buying a ticket from the Centra Store on Church Road in Ballybrack. Their identities remained a mystery as they decided to stay anonymous, but they did describe themselves as being 'on top of the world' when they claimed the money. David Whelan, the owner of the Centra store, also said it was a 'fantastic feeling' to sell such a big winning ticket. He believed that the winners were most likely to be local because it was a store without too much passing trade.
All EuroMillions Jackpots Won in Ireland
The table below shows all the EuroMillions jackpots to have been won in Ireland, starting with the most recent:
|Draw Date||Amount Won||Winner Details|
|21/07/2020||€49 Million||An online player from the Leinster area picked their own numbers to win €49 million, the sixth-biggest lottery jackpot won in Ireland since 2004.|
|11/02/2020||€17 Million||Castlebar in Co Mayo celebrated its third EuroMillions jackpot win after it was announced that the winning Quick Pick ticket for this draw was sold at the town's Mulroy's Londis store.|
|19/02/2019||€175 Million||A family syndicate from The Naul in Co Dublin broke the record for Ireland's biggest win. The National Lottery said the jackpot sequence had raised €8.9 million for good causes in the country.|
|05/06/2018||€17 Million||This jackpot was claimed by a group of 32 colleagues from Stakelum's Hardware Store in Thurles, Co Tipperary. The ticket was bought at Eason in Thurles Shopping Centre.|
|29/12/2017||€38 Million||A family syndicate from Dublin insisted they would 'not go crazy and move to the moon' after buying a winning ticket from the Village Shop in Malahide Shopping Centre.|
|07/07/2017||€28 Million||Castlebar's second big win was claimed by a lucky family who bought their entry from Garryduff XL Store on Pound Road.|
|24/01/2017||€88 Million||One of Ireland's largest payouts went to a Dublin work syndicate who purchased their ticket at Applegreen Service Station on the M1 Northbound in Lusk.|
|01/07/2016||€23 Million||A group of 22 colleagues from Dublin Bus' Broadstone Garage company ended up with €1 million each from this win. They even arrived at lottery HQ by bus.|
|29/01/2016||€66 Million||A syndicate of friends from Carlow bought one of two jackpot-winning tickets for this €132 million draw, splitting the prize with a winner from France.|
|19/09/2014||€86 Million||A Dublin syndicate claimed this huge jackpot with a ticket bought at the Centra Store on Church Road in Ballybrack.|
|01/04/2014||€15 Million||The winning ticket was sold at Staunton's Costcutter Express on Main Street, Castlebar in Co Mayo.|
|06/09/2013||€12 Million||A young man from the south east of Ireland became a multimillionaire after landing a share of a €25 million jackpot.|
|25/06/2013||€93 Million||The winner, from Beaumont in North Dublin, landed half of one of EuroMillions' biggest-ever jackpots.|
|12/06/2009||€29 Million||A €58 million jackpot was split between a family syndicate from Dublin and a UK winner.|
|04/07/2008||€15 Million||Two members of a family came forward three weeks later to collect this jackpot, having bought their winning Quick Pick ticket from Carrick-on-Suir in Co Tipperary.|
|17/11/2006||€9 Million||A €183 million jackpot rolled down to everyone in the 'Match 5 + 1' category. There were 20 big winners in total, with two of the tickets sold in Ireland.|
|29/07/2005||€115 Million||Dolores McNamara from Limerick was the biggest EuroMillions winner ever at the time of her success.|