EuroMillions Jackpot Cap Lifts To €240 Million After Record Win
Last Updated: Thursday 21st July 2022, 15:59 pm
The EuroMillions jackpot will now be allowed to rise as high as €240 million, after the latest record win triggered an increase to the lottery’s upper limit.
A UK player won the maximum jackpot of €230 million on Tuesday 19th July, preventing the need for a Must Be Won draw on Friday.
The jackpot had been stuck at €230 million for three draws after initially reaching its cap on Friday 8th July, and it would not have been permitted to roll over again had there not been a winner on Tuesday.
While the lucky UK ticket holder can now look forward to life as EuroMillions’ biggest winner, their record might prove short-lived.
The jackpot cap is increased by €10 million everytime someone wins the maximum amount, so it is now only a matter of time until the top prize hits €240 million. It has already climbed beyond €200 million twice this year.
The record for the largest win ever seen in Ireland remains €175 million, which went to a family syndicate from The Naul in Co Dublin in February 2019.
Special Lotto Plus Raffle Draw
Irish players might have missed out on the colossal EuroMillions jackpot this time around, but there are guaranteed to be some big winners in the Lotto draw this Saturday 23rd July.
An extra €1 million is being added to the prize pot for the Lotto Plus Raffle, to be shared between all the winners. The standard prize in the Raffle is €500 if you match the winning four-digit number, so it will be boosted significantly if you win.
The number of winners varies from draw to draw, but there are usually around 80. This would leave each winner on Saturday with a €12,500 share of the extra €1 million, plus the regular €500 payout.
If you add the ‘Plus’ option when you play Lotto, it gives chances to win in the main draw, Lotto Plus 1, Lotto Plus 2 and the Lotto Plus Raffle.
Whether you’ve got your sights set on a Lotto prize or would like to become the next big EuroMillions winner, you can take part online now or by visiting an authorised lottery retailer in Ireland.