Are You Feeling Lucky Ahead of Tonight’s €156 Million EuroMillions Draw?
Last Updated: Friday 7th October 2016, 09:41 am
Tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot is set to be worth an incredible €156 million, a sum that will have every ticket holder across the continent more determined than ever to win the top prize. While players in the other eight participating nations snap up their tickets, players living in the Emerald Isle will be hoping for a little Irish luck as the draw approaches, but could some places in the country really be luckier than others?
Today could see the more superstitious EuroMillions players out there heading for one of the game’s many hot spots. Carlow and Dublin currently lead the way in terms of the luckiest towns in which to buy tickets for both EuroMillions and Irish Lotto draws, while Barrack Street in Co Carlow has proved the most fruitful this year after a punter picked up a jackpot worth €66 million in January.
If you’re searching for the shop in which the most amount of money has been won, look no further than Limerick’s Garryowen Stores. The shop is responsible for the sale of a ticket that netted a colossal nine-figure EuroMillions prize. After picking up her playslip from the Garryowen Road outlet in July 2005, Dolores McNamara found herself €115 million richer as she successfully matched all five numbers and both Lucky Stars. The prize winner instantly became the 72nd richest person in Ireland and still holds the title for the biggest ever EuroMillions victory by an Irish ticket holder - but could that change tonight if someone wins big?
Players have also won big at a number of other locations around the country. Mace on Dublin’s Shantalla Road, the Centra on Church Road, Ballybrack, Easons in Fairgreen Shopping Centre in Carlow and Dora Kelly Newsagent & Supermarket in Ballynakelly have also been responsible for selling tickets that have created huge EuroMillions winners in the past, with each store seeing more than €29 million in prizes over the years.
Irish EuroMillions players have won over €839 million since the country first joined the game in October 2004 and a win this evening would take that total to within touching distance of the €1 billion mark. Nine players have won jackpots and, naturally, everyone will be hoping that a tenth jackpot winner comes along tonight!
Winning this evening’s EuroMillions jackpot could provide you with the lifestyle of an A-List celebrity or world-class footballer, but you need to play to have a chance of striking it rich. Tickets are available to buy online or from any authorised retailers. Good luck and keep those fingers crossed!