Ireland's luckiest counties for scratch card wins revealed

The National Lottery has compiled a definitive list of Ireland’s luckiest counties when it comes to winning the top prize when playing scratch cards.

Ireland's luckiest counties for scratch card wins revealed

The National Lottery has compiled a definitive list of Ireland’s luckiest counties when it comes to winning the top prize when playing scratch cards.

Since 2015, there have been a total of 402 winners who have won top tier prizes, which are the maximum cash prizes on a given scratch card game, worth a massive total of €22,565,000 when playing National Lottery scratch card games.

Dublin is the luckiest county with 102 players claiming top prizes worth over €5.3 million in winnings.

Scratch card players in Tipperary came out second place with €1,695,000 in top prizes shared among 20 winners.

Cork came third with €1,580,000 won by 39 individual players while Wexford and Kildare round off the top five with total top prize scratch card wins of €1,415,000 and €1,385,000, respectively.

The full county by county stats can be viewed here:

CountyNo. of top prize scratch card winsTotal in top tier prizes
Dublin102€5,365,000
Tipperary19€1,645,000
Cork38€1,555,000
Wexford18€1,385,000
Kildare17€1,385,000
Limerick20€1,160,000
Donegal14€945,000
Mayo14€930,000
Roscommon6€845,000
Meath16€755,000
Galway14€750,000
Westmeath14€650,000
Clare14€635,000
Louth16€605,000
Kilkenny9€575,000
Sligo8€510,000
Monaghan8€495,000
Kerry7€400,000
Offaly7€430,000
Waterford7€310,000
Carlow8€290,000
Cavan6€220,000
Laois8€270,000
Wicklow7€260,000
Leitrim4€145,000
Longford1€50,000
Total402€22,565,000

Ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16, the National Lottery has also launched a brand new €5 scratch card game.

‘Golden 4’s & Silver 5’s’ contains four top prizes of €45,000 with a total prize fund of over €4 million.

Speaking on the release of these findings and on the release of the ‘Golden 4’s & Silver 5’s’ scratch card, a National Lottery spokesperson said:

Scratch cards remain one of the most popular pastimes for our players and these statistics show why.

"Whether you are looking for an ideal last-minute gift or looking for that extra gift to pop into his card, scratch cards make the ideal gift for your dad this Father’s Day."

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