Irish Lotto Jackpot Hits New Cap As EuroMillions Tops €160 Million
Last Updated: Thursday 30th September 2021, 10:09 am
Lottery players in Ireland can look forward to a thrilling set of draws in both Lotto and EuroMillions, with gigantic prizes up for grabs. The Irish Lotto jackpot has become the biggest of all time, while EuroMillions has surged beyond €160 million and has room to keep growing.
The Lotto jackpot has been climbing steadily for almost four months, and in the draw on Wednesday 29th September it reached €19 million. Once again, nobody matched all the numbers, but this time the top prize cannot go any higher for Saturday’s game.
Rules state that the jackpot must be capped once it exceeds €18.96 million, which was the previous record for the largest in Lotto history.
The top prize will now stay at €19 million until there is a winner. The funds that would usually be added to the jackpot are instead allocated to the highest tier in which there are winners. This could be the Match 5 + Bonus Ball category, although it may even be the Match 5 level.
With more money going to one of these prize categories, you could receive a far bigger prize than normal if you win here. However, the value of prizes always depends on the number of winners as well as the amount of money in the pot.
EuroMillions Jackpot Soars
As well as the record-breaking Lotto jackpot, EuroMillions has also climbed to one of its highest-ever amounts. The top prize currently stands at an estimated €165 million ahead of Friday’s draw.
The EuroMillions jackpot was pushed up to €130 million for a Superdraw on 24th September and it has kept on going. It could grow up to as much as €220 million before it has to be capped.
The jackpot is already within sight of the €175 million which went to a family syndicate from The Naul in County Durham in 2019, setting a record for Ireland’s biggest lottery win.
It could therefore be that the history books will be rewritten for both Lotto and EuroMillions in the coming draws. Choose your numbers online now or visit an authorised retailer in Ireland.