Get Ready For Record EuroMillions Draw
Last Updated: Thursday 5th May 2022, 11:35 am
EuroMillions players in Ireland have an opportunity to win the largest lottery prize ever seen in the country after the jackpot powered past the previous national record.
Tuesday’s draw ended in a 13th consecutive rollover as nobody matched all the numbers, although there was an Irish player among the four Match 5 + 1 winners, netting them €238,541.
The jackpot is now up to €195 million, putting it within reach of its €230 million cap. It is already worth more than the biggest prize to have been paid out in Ireland, which came back in February 2019.
A ticket bought at Reilly’s Daybreak in The Naul in Co Dublin scooped €175 million in that historic 2019 draw, sparking jubilation in the local community.
A family syndicate came forward to claim the money, describing it as a ‘dream come true’. They revealed that they had kept the winning ticket in an Argos catalogue under a mattress until they were ready to stake their claim.
The only other nine-figure prize to be won in Ireland came all the way back in July 2005, just a year after EuroMillions had started. Dolores McNamara, from Limerick, snapped up the jackpot, which was the largest to have been seen in EuroMillions at the time.
Go to the Biggest EuroMillions Winners page to find out about all the jackpots to have been won in Ireland.
There has already been one jackpot winner from the Emerald Isle this year. A family from Co Clare pocketed €30 million in the draw on 11th February, having bought their ticket from Larkin’s Gala in Killaloe. They said they would use the money to look after loved ones, upgrade their cars and buy new homes.
EuroMillions also gives you an extra chance to win with the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. Every ticket sold in the country contains a unique raffle code, consisting of four letters and five numbers. Ten winning codes are selected at random in every draw, and those players with matching tickets receive €5,000 each.
EuroMillions Plus is also available for an extra €1 per entry. Your numbers from the main draw are entered into a separate draw, in which you can win prizes worth up to €500,000.
View the latest EuroMillions Results as soon as they are available and remember to take part while the jackpot remains high for your chance to become a record-breaker.