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:
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."