Christmas Millionaire Raffle Returns For 2018
Last Updated: Monday 5th November 2018, 10:09 am
The details of the 2018 Christmas Millionaire Raffle have been released, with one lucky player set to win €1 million and another 5,567 cash prizes to be given away. The draw will take place on New Year’s Eve and tickets are already on sale.
How Will This Year’s Raffle Work?
The upcoming Millionaire Raffle will follow a similar format to previous years, with tickets costing €25. You can play online or by going to an authorised National Lottery retailer and asking for an entry. It is not linked to any other game so you can play the raffle without having to enter another lottery.
Rather than choosing your own number, you will be given a unique multi-digit number when you take part. Numbers will be sold sequentially but there is a limited supply of 500,000 tickets so there is a chance that entries could be sold out before the official cut-off time of 10pm on Monday 31st December.
Only raffle numbers that have been purchased will be entered into the draw, guaranteeing that all the prizes will be won. If the number on your ticket matches one of the winning numbers drawn on the night, you will win the corresponding prize.
The big difference this year is that the number of prizes has increased by more than 500 from last year’s figure of 5,056. As well as the €1 million winner, there will be another guaranteed award of €250,000, plus three prizes of €100,000.
The other amounts to be won range from €500 to €10,000, making the total value of prizes €4.615 million. Go to the Christmas Millionaire Raffle page to see a full breakdown of the available prizes.
Christmas Millionaire Raffle Winners
The Christmas Millionaire Raffle has created a lot of excitement over the past few years. The winner of the top prize in 2017 was revealed to be professional footballer Kevin O’Connor, who was given the winning ticket by his grandfather. Kevin, who plays for Preston North End in England, had no idea he had won until his parents called him to tell him to check the results.
The previous €1 million ticket in 2016 had been purchased in Cork, but the winner failed to come forward in time to collect their reward. It is common for tickets to be given as Christmas presents, so you should make sure to keep your entry safe if you receive one as a stocking filler this year.
Whether you win the jackpot or any other prize, you will have 90 days from the date of the draw to come forward and collect any winnings. Good luck!