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EuroMillions Jackpot Soars to €131 Million

Last Updated: Friday 29th January 2016, 10:40 am

As EuroMillions fans across the continent brace themselves for a draw that could see the winner scoop €131 million, the people of Emerald Isle will be hoping the luck of the Irish doesn’t desert them in tonight’s draw. This will be the ninth-largest jackpot that the lottery has ever offered and it is certainly grabbing the public’s attention.

An Irish EuroMillions win would also see them become the largest jackpot winner the country has ever seen, smashing the previous record of €115 million won by Dolores McNamara in July 2005. At the time of her win, Dolores became the 58th richest person in Ireland, leap-frogging Van Morrison, Enya and Ronan Keating in the wealth stakes. This record has stood for over a decade - perhaps you could be the one to make it tumble?

In recent years, Lady Luck seems to have favoured the Irish when it comes to scooping EuroMillions prizes. In 2013 a young man from the south east of the country mistakenly marked the number 32 on his ticket. This slight error turned out to be the best blunder of his life as he defied odds of 1 in 176 million (at the time) to collect a jackpot worth £12.8 million. Similarly, 2016 saw a family from Cork who were down to their last €30 secured a lifeline in the form of €458,316. The family were overjoyed, describing their good fortune as ‘a shock to the system’.      

If you’re feeling lucky and would like the chance to win this Friday’s jackpot and become a member of the elite club of Irish EuroMillions winners, you can play EuroMillions online or by visiting any authorised retailer in Ireland. Good luck!

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