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Tuesday 26th September 2017
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EuroMillions Jackpot Worth €36 Million For 1,000th Draw

Last Updated: Wednesday 19th April 2017, 10:24 am

The 1,000th EuroMillions draw will take place on Friday, giving players everywhere the chance to claim a colossal win and write their name into a special chapter in the game’s history. The jackpot stands at a magnificent €36 million after a second successive rollover on Tuesday night.

Ireland did not join EuroMillions right at the start, as tickets only went on sale in France, Spain and the UK when the game launched in February 2004. Ireland began to participate, along with six other countries, in October 2004, and has gone on to produce ten jackpot winners.

Dolores McNamara, a part-time cleaning lady from Limerick, broke the record for the largest European lottery prize ever won when she bagged €115.4 million in July 2005, and remains Ireland’s biggest winner. There have been a host of other huge windfalls, though, and as recently as 24th January a lucky syndicate scooped €88.5 million.

As EuroMillions has evolved, Irish players have also been given extra opportunities to try and snap up big prizes. The Ireland Only Raffle was introduced last September alongside a series of changes to the main game, while special EuroMillionaires Raffle Draws also take place from time to time to guarantee €1 million prizes.

Irish participants can also continue to enter EuroMillions Plus for a chance to win prizes up to €500,000, and in last night’s draw one lucky ticket holder from the Midlands matched all five main numbers to pocket the top award.

If you fancy landing a great EuroMillions prize, and possibly even the massive jackpot in the 1,000th draw, you can choose your numbers online now or head down to any authorised retailer in Ireland. Good luck!

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