It could be you — and it could be right up your street.
With tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot heading for an estimated €70m, and tomorrow’s Lotto jackpot expected to top €7m, the National Lottery has published details of the country’s top winner hotspots, the luckiest streets and the luckiest numbers ahead of the bumper Bank Holiday draws.
Based on data from the first six months of the year, the figures show the luckiest street in Ireland is Barrack St in Carlow, thanks to the whopping €66m EuroMillions jackpot ticket sold at Eason’s in the Fairgreen Shopping Centre on January 29.
That’s almost twice as much prize money compared to the next luckiest street, Station Rd in Laois, where O’Hanlon’s Spar winning ticket yielded the lucky winners just over €23m.
But while Carlow is home to the luckiest street, Dublin is home to the most winners, with 25 hitting the jackpot across Lotto, EuroMillions, and DailyMillions games since the start of the year.
A total of 11 winners were sold in Cork, with Wexford notching up seven winners, with the number 14 emerging as the luckiest number for those playing Lotto, and the number 10 being the luckiest in the EuroMillions draws.
However, one lucky ticket holder has just missed out on a EuroMillions prize of over €190,000. The 90-day deadline to claim the prize expired at 5.30pm last night, and the money goes back into National Lottery coffers.
The winning Quick Pick was a Match 5 + Lucky Star sold on Wednesday, April 27 at Tesco in the Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Rd, for the EuroMillions draw two days later.
But the owner of a €381,863 EuroMillions ticket has a few more days to come forward and claim the prize before next Thursday’s deadline. The QuickPick was bought on May 6 at Tesco, Market Green Shopping Centre, in Midleton, Co Cork. The numbers were 32, 34, 40, 45, 48 and the Lucky Stars are 1 and 10. The ticket holder has been advised to sign the back of it and contact the prize claims team on 01 836 4444.
Some €258m has been won from the National Lottery so far this year, with €128m won on Ireland’s top 10 luckiest streets alone.
Five tickets sold in various draws across last year’s August Bank Holiday weekend earned the lucky owners a cool €6.8m.
Playing National Lottery helps fund good causes, with over €4.7bn raised over the years for youth, sports, recreation, amenities, health, welfare, arts, culture, heritage and the Irish language.
But be warned: since the company increased the number of balls in the draw from 45 to 47 last September, experts have calculated that the odds of hitting the jackpot are stacked against you by about 11,000,000 to 1.
Still. It could be you...
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