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Saturday’s Irish Lotto Jackpot The Biggest Since October 2017

Last Updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018, 11:16 am

The Irish Lotto jackpot has reached an estimated €7.5 million ahead of the draw on Saturday 5th May, becoming the lottery’s biggest top prize since October 2017. Ticket sales and interest are expected to reach sky-high levels this weekend, exciting lotto lovers from Galway, Dublin, Limerick and beyond. Find out all there is to know about the enormous seven-figure amount here.

When Was The Jackpot Last Won?

A ticket holder from the Cork village of Crosshaven was the last Irish Lotto player to land the jackpot, securing a €5.6 million windfall on Saturday 24th March. The jackpot has been steadily rolling over ever since. The lucky winner bought their Quick Pick winning ticket from Bernard Lynch’s Centra, and although the multi-millionaire in waiting is yet to come forward to claim their prize, they have up to 90 days from the date of the draw to do so.

€7.5 Million Top Prize The Largest For Seven Months

The jackpot hasn’t reached these dizzy heights since October 2017 when a single ticket holder secured a €7.5 million jackpot on Wednesday 25th October. The winner, who purchased their entry from the Eason bookstore in Thurles Shopping Centre, Co Tipperary, matched the numbers 8, 10, 11, 25, 28 and 32 to land the incredible seven-figure jackpot. They then contacted lottery officials last November to claim their prize.

What Are The Odds of Winning?

Irish Lotto players dreaming of landing the €7.5 million jackpot this weekend will be visualising the state-of-art yachts, expansive holiday homes and top-of-the-range cars they would be able to afford with their new-found wealth. The overall odds of winning any prize in the draw are an encouraging 1 in 29, while the odds of matching all six numbers to claim the jackpot are 1 in 10,737,573. With eight prize tiers available, there are plenty of chances for ticket holders to take something away from the draw. More details can be found on the Irish Lotto Prizes page.

Pick Numbers Now

Players eager to get their hands on a ticket for the upcoming Irish Lotto draw can do so by visiting one of the authorised ticket retailers in Ireland, or by joining an online syndicate from anywhere in the world. Playing as part of a syndicate can increase your chances of winning by offering better odds for less money compared to entering as a single ticket holder.

For those struggling to pick numbers ahead of Saturday night, visit the Irish Lotto Number Generator page to generate a random set of numbers. Furthermore, Irish Lotto subscriptions are also available for just £9.99 a month, offering fantastic discounts as well as ensuring no future draws are missed. Good luck!

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