Where Are The Luckiest Irish National Lottery Locations?

Where Are The Luckiest Irish National Lottery Locations?

New statistics have revealed that 810 prizes of €1 million or greater have been given away to Irish National Lottery players over the last 27 years, and show which regions have produced the most winners across Lotto, EuroMillions, Daily Million and Millionaire Raffle draws.

Dublin tops the list with 297 of the €1million-plus payouts, having just created its latest multimillionaire on Saturday 3rd December when a lucky civil servant bagged €11.3 million on Irish Lotto. Out of all the big prizes paid to Dublin players, the average works out at more than €3.1 million per winner.

The South region, comprising Cork, Kerry and Tipperary, comes in second with 127 payouts of €1 million or greater, just ahead of the West (Galway and Mayo) on 69. The Mid-West (Clare and Limerick) has the biggest average payout of all ten regions with €5 million, propelled by Ireland’s biggest EuroMillions winner Dolores McNamara, who scooped €115.4 million in July 2005.

Out of all the ten regions, the North appears to be the unluckiest place to live, although there have still been 18 payouts of €1 million or more to ticket holders in Cavan or Monaghan.

No. Region No. of Payouts Average Payout
1 Dublin 297 €3,170,000
2 South (Cork, Kerry, Tipperary) 127 €2,800,000
3 West (Galway, Mayo) 69 €3,250,000
4 North-East (Meath, Louth) 55 €2,500,000
5 South-East (Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford) 54 €4,700,000
6 North-West (Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo) 52 €2,700,000
7 East (Kildare, Wicklow) 48 €2,900,000
8 Mid-West (Clare, Limerick) 45 €5,000,000
9 Midlands (Laois, Westmeath, Offaly, Longford, Roscommon) 45 €3,300,000
10 North (Cavan, Monaghan) 18 €2,650,000

The data has been released ahead of this year’s Christmas Millionaire Raffle, which will be held on New Year’s Eve and will feature a total of 3,176 prizes. One lucky player is guaranteed to win €1 million, and last year the top prize went to a couple from Cappawhite.

Tickets are still available for the Christmas Millionaire Raffle, or you can get involved in other great games like EuroMillions,Irish Lotto or Daily Million to try and snap up a decent prize before Christmas. You can play online or by visiting authorised retailers, and it could just be that where you live suddenly becomes an even luckier location!

14th December 2016