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Three Superstitions That Might Lead to the Irish Lotto Jackpot

Last Updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016, 11:22 am

Irish Lotto offers multimillion-Euro jackpots twice a week, but with every single line of six numbers having the same chance as any other of scooping the bounty, ticket holders often look for other ways to gain an advantage. There are a number of age-old superstitions that are said to pre-empt a sudden windfall and sometimes they have been linked to big lottery wins. Could it be a coincidence or is there something in it?

Itchy Hands

A Dublin-based Irish Lotto player picked up a cheque for €250,000 after hitting the jackpot on Lotto Plus 2 on Wednesday 10th August. Talking at Irish National Lottery headquarters, the anonymous man recalled waking up with an itchy hand and, knowing the sensation is said to predict incoming cash, sent his son to buy a scratchcard. With his €8 winnings from that ticket, he played Irish Lotto and is now a quarter of a million Euro richer.

The Crumlin man said the money will be used to look after his family and would “make the road ahead a little easier.” He was one of two Lotto Plus 2 winners on the same night, with a ticket bought in Co Galway yet to be presented to lottery officials.

Find a Penny

The rhyme “find a penny, pick it up and all day long you’ll have good luck” was certainly true of Sean Lloyd of Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester. The UK Lotto player told the press that he had finished his shift as a bus driver on 28th January 2015 and was on his way to buy lunch when he noticed a penny on the pavement outside a lottery retailer. “I thought, 'this is my lucky day – I am going to buy a lottery ticket'”, he remembered, “I bought my ticket and actually rubbed the penny on the ticket – just to bring me some extra luck." That night, Sean won £1.8 million (€2 million)!

Lucky Streak

Many positive people feel that when your luck is in, you should try and capitalise on the momentum. They think that one piece of good fortune leads to more and that is certainly what happened to EuroMillions winner Sonia Davies. Sonia had travelled to the USA to undergo a lifesaving operation and, on being given the all clear, she and her partner Keith decided it was a good omen.

“Excited we were about to return home to celebrate our brilliant news, Keith was scanning his emails and read about the EuroMillions rollover,” said Sonia, “he was convinced that we were the luckiest people on the planet.” They called Sonia’s daughter at home to ask her to buy tickets for the draw on Friday 29th July 2016 and ended up claiming €72.4 million.

If you think you may be due a big win, you can play Irish Lotto online now by visiting the Buy Tickets page. Good luck!

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