EuroMillions Rolls Over To Reach €175 Million

EuroMillions Rolls Over To Reach €175 Million

It has now been 13 consecutive draws since the EuroMillions jackpot was last won and, following the latest rollover on Saturday, ticket holders throughout Ireland can play for a €175 million jackpot this Tuesday. Elsewhere, there was cause for celebration after it was revealed a jackpot-winning Daily Million ticket was bought in County Kilkenny.

EuroMillions Nears Jackpot Cap

The EuroMillions jackpot was last won on the 1st January 2019 and, since then, it has rolled over to an estimated €175 million ahead of this Tuesday’s draw. There have been 13 jackpot winners created in Ireland since the country joined EuroMillions in 2004 and, if tomorrow’s nine-figure windfall is won by a ticket holder in the Emerald Isle, it would be the lottery’s biggest prize ever won in the country. That accolade currently belongs to Dolores McNamara, who scooped €115 million back in July 2005.

Were the jackpot to roll over for a 14th successive draw, the lottery could reach its €190 million jackpot cap. The cap has only been reached on three previous occasions, most recently in October 2017 and, if triggered, the top prize can only roll over for a further four draws before it has to be won. If no players match all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars in that fifth draw, the prize money is rolled down to the winners in the next prize tier. Although Ireland hasn’t produced a big EuroMillions winner off the back of a jackpot cap as of yet, they may not need to if a ticket holder can land the jackpot in tomorrow’s draw.

Daily Million Jackpot Won in Kilkenny

It has been revealed, meanwhile, that a €1 million Daily Million jackpot was won from a single ticket bought from the Londis Co-Op in Callan, County Kilkenny. The lucky player matched all six numbers to scoop the seven-figure prize money on Friday 15th February, and it is the third time the lottery’s jackpot has been won this year.

Stephen Walsh, the store manager of the Londis Co-Op store, revealed his staff have already been celebrating selling the winning ticket. He revealed: "It’s great news for the people of Callan. The staff has been excitedly spreading the good news this morning, asking everyone who comes through the doors to check their tickets.

"We are Kilkenny’s biggest town so we do have a lot of regular customers but on the other hand, we get a lot of passing trade, being a market town so I wouldn’t have a clue who the new millionaire could be. We are pretty close to the border with Tipperary so it could be someone from Tipp but we do hope that it is a local here in Callan!”

A spokesperson from the National Lottery added that the soon-to-be millionaire now has 90 days from the date of the draw to come forward and claim their prize, or the funds will be passed onto the Good Causes Fund. They said: "We are encouraging all our Kilkenny Daily Million ticket holders to carefully check those tickets and if you are Ireland’s newest millionaire.

"Be sure to keep the ticket safe, sign the back of the ticket and contact our prize claims team on 01 836 4444 and we will make arrangements for you to come to the National Lottery to get your prize. Meanwhile we are reminding our players that tonight’s Lotto jackpot has rolled to the highest jackpot of the year and will be an estimated €9.5 million.”

With Wednesday’s €9.5 million Irish Lotto jackpot the biggest of the year so far, and tomorrow’s EuroMillions draw worth a huge €175 million, make sure you don’t miss out on becoming a potential jackpot winner. You can either pick your numbers for both draws by visiting any authorised ticket retailer in Ireland, or play online from various locations around the world.

18th February 2019