Irish Lotto Jackpot Reaches €2.5 Million After Christmas Rollover
Last Updated: Thursday 27th December 2018, 13:26 pm
Over 19,000 Irish Lotto players had cause for even more Christmas cheer last night after snapping up prizes in the draw on Wednesday 26th December. The jackpot remained just out of reach, though, and will now climb to €2.5 million for Saturday night’s game.
The numbers drawn yesterday were 1, 2, 30, 41, 42 and 43, with Bonus Ball 25. The biggest winners on the night were the lucky participants who matched five main numbers to land €1,533, while other prizes ranged from a €3 Daily Million Quick Pick for matching two main numbers plus the Bonus Ball to €180 for ticket holders in the Match 4 + Bonus category.
Thousands of other players pocketed prizes in the Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 draws, while everyone who matched the winning Lotto Plus Raffle number received €500. Go to the Irish Lotto Results page to find out more about the latest results, including full prize breakdowns from all the draws.
Big Jackpots and Big Changes
The final Irish Lotto draw of 2018 will take place on Saturday, bringing an end to an exciting year for the game. There have been big jackpots and big changes over the past 12 months, with the rules of the rules of the game tweaked at the start of September to help create even more winners and millionaires.
The changes saw a host of new prize tiers introduced in Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2, with the Lotto Plus 1 jackpot raised from €500,000 to €1 million. A new Lotto Plus Million Euro Raffle was also launched and the first one took place last Saturday, splitting an additional seven-figure sum between all raffle winners.
The biggest Irish Lotto jackpot of the year came back on 12th May, when a player won €8.5 million with a Quick Pick ticket bought from Corrib Oil service station in Loughrea, Co Galway.
2018 To End on a High
You can also look forward to the Christmas Millionaire Raffle before the end of the year. Taking place on New Year’s Eve, it will give away a guaranteed 5,567 cash prizes, including one award of €1 million.
Whether you have your sights set on the Christmas Millionaire Raffle, Irish Lotto or EuroMillions, it would be the perfect finale to 2018 to land one of the top prizes. Take part online or go to any authorised retailer. Good luck!