EuroMillions Climbs to €200 Million for the First Time
Last Updated: Wednesday 2nd December 2020, 10:41 am
EuroMillions players in Ireland have the chance to win a Christmas to remember, as a record €200 million jackpot will be put into play for the first time ever on Friday 4th December.
The jaw-dropping figure is offered thanks to changes made to the EuroMillions jackpot cap earlier this year, which removed the €190 million limit for the first time.
Since the start of the year, four Superdraws have boosted the jackpot to €130 million, however the latest mega jackpot draw on 20th November proved to be the one that got away, rolling over to smash through the previous record and reach the new cap of €200 million.
As is the case with all EuroMillions draws, the bigger the jackpot grows, the more people typically buy a ticket in the hope of securing an eight or nine figure prize into their bank accounts. Buying your tickets early is the best way to avoid any disappointment, as it’s expected that there could be a surge of people looking to play online at the last minute, which may not be possible so close to the draw.
Visit the EuroMillions How to Play page to find out how to get your tickets ahead of the big draw.
Choosing Your Numbers for the €200 Million Draw
There are many different ways that players like to pick their numbers, whether it be a random selection, based on birthdays/anniversaries and other family events, choosing a Quick Pick or looking through the statistics.
Irish.National-Lottery.com has crunched the numbers from all previous EuroMillions draws, and the ‘Hot Numbers’ (the numbers that are drawn most often) ahead of Friday’s draw are: 15, 17, 20, 23 and 39, with Lucky Stars 2 and 3. Take a look at the in-depth EuroMillions statistics here.
Another way of choosing your numbers is with a Quick Pick. This is where a completely random selection of numbers are generated that can be entered into any EuroMillions draw. The random number generator can generate multiple different lines of numbers at random for you.
Ireland's Big EuroMillions Winners
In total, there have been 499 winners of the EuroMillions jackpot since 2004, with 18 of those lucky tickets being sold in Ireland. While the figure may be low, Irish EuroMillions jackpot winners have scooped some impressive eight and nine-figure wins over the years.
€175 million – Anonymous ticket holder from Dublin. (19th February 2019)
€115 million – Dolores McNamara from Co. Limerick. (29th July 2005)
€93.9 million – Anonymous ticket holder from Co. Dublin. (25th June 2013)
€88 million – Anonymous ticket holder from Co. Dublin. (24th January 2017)
€86 million – Anonymous ticket holder from Co. Dublin. (19th September 2014)
If you’re ready to try your luck for the biggest lottery jackpot ever seen in Ireland, you can choose your numbers online or visit any lottery retailer instore to pick up your tickets. Good luck!