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Will You Be the Winner of Tonight’s €8.5 million Irish Lotto Jackpot?

Last Updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016, 09:24 am

Excitement is beginning to build across the country as the Irish Lotto jackpot hits €8.5 million ahead of this evening’s draw. The prize pot has been increasing in size for a number of weeks now, following a run of 12 straight rollovers, with the last jackpot win occurring on Saturday 1st October.

Irish Lotto fans have watched on for well over a month as the prize pot has swelled to an impressive seven-figure sum. Players are currently enduring their longest winless streak since the summer of 2016, when a total of 16 draws came and went before a winner was finally crowned. Ticket holders across the nation will be hoping that this latest run of rollovers doesn’t last quite as long, and is instead brought to an end sooner rather than later.  

If won, tonight’s jackpot will be the third largest Irish Lotto prize of the year so far, following an €11.1 million windfall for a ticket holder from Co Leitrim on Saturday 20th August and a €13.7 million fortune which was claimed by a player from Co Mayo following the draw on Saturday 23rd January. Any top prize winner this evening would also tip the total number of 2016 jackpot winners to 12.

This year may have proved successful for some, but as the nights begin to lengthen and 2016 comes to an end, Irish Lotto fans will be hoping for a little extra luck as they aim to secure a jackpot of their own. Players may look to 2013 for inspiration, with 19 jackpot winners being crowned in what was a bumper 12 months for Irish Lotto. Since then, 2014 produced 16 winners and 2015 managed to lavish 14 lucky ticket holders with multi-million Euro rewards. Players will certainly have their fingers crossed that they can buck this trend and see 2016 out with a bang, starting with a jackpot win in tonight’s draw.

The week has already started off on a positive note, with one fortuitous EuroMillions Plus fan scooping a €500,000 jackpot in Tuesday night’s draw after matching the numbers 35, 40, 43, 48 and 49. This is the third time in four draws that the top prize has been won, no doubt providing the nation’s lottery lovers with a sense of optimism as the Irish Lotto draw rapidly approaches.

If you would like to get your hands on tonight’s €8.5 million jackpot, Irish Lotto tickets are available to buy online or from any authorised retailer throughout the Republic. Best of luck!

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