Where Are The Luckiest Lotto Counties in Ireland?

Where Are The Luckiest Lotto Counties in Ireland?

New data from the Irish National Lottery has revealed the ‘luckiest’ locations to play Lotto in the country. By calculating the number of Lotto millionaires per head of population, it has emerged that Ireland’s smallest county has actually had the most good fortune in relative terms.

Louth ‘Punching Above Its Weight’

Co Louth is nine times smaller than Co Cork and boasts a population of around 130,000, but it has produced 76 jackpot wins since the National Lottery was launched in 1986. Based on figures from the 2016 Census Population, it means there are 5.9 Lotto millionaires per 10,000 people in the county.

Donegal is second on the list, ahead of Mayo in third. Dublin is the most heavily populated county with over 1.3 million people and it has had 572 jackpot wins, but it only comes fourth in the standings. At the other end of the table, Co Laois ranks 26th with just 1.53 Lotto millionaires per 10,000 people.

Five Luckiest Counties

  • Louth - 5.9 Lotto jackpot wins per 10,000 people.
  • Donegal - 5.65 Lotto jackpot wins per 10,000 people.
  • Mayo - 4.44 Lotto jackpot wins per 10,000 people.
  • Dublin - 4.25 Lotto jackpot wins per 10,000 people.
  • Carlow - 3.86 Lotto jackpot wins per 10,000 people.

Commenting on the figures, National Lottery CEO Dermot Griffin said: “One of the most frequent questions we are asked is what is Ireland’s luckiest Lotto county. There has always been great rivalry amongst our players all over the country to claim this title.”

“But it is important to note that chance has no memory and playing Lotto is purely a matter of luck. Whether it is in Tipperary, Laois, or Louth, in a shop or online from the comfort of your own home, you have the exact same chance of winning a prize.

“However, our Lotto players in Louth have punched above their weight for the last 30 years with considerably more Lotto millionaires per head of population. Congratulations to the county and all its winners!”

How To Improve Your Chances

While the odds of winning are the same regardless of your location, you can boost your chances by entering more lines. If this sounds like it would cost too much, you could decide to join a syndicate ahead of the next Lotto draw on Wednesday.

The jackpot is up to €7.5 million following Saturday’s rollover, giving players all over Ireland another chance to land a huge prize. Whether you play in Louth, Laois or online, it could just be your lucky day!

30th July 2018


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