The National Loto promises “four millionaires in four weeks” in August
he National Lottery has promised to win a new millionaire every week in August through its EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ competition.
The raffle events mean there will be a guaranteed winner of €1 million in each Friday EuroMillions draw on August 5, 12, 19 and 26.
As with every EuroMillions draw, the “Ireland Only Raffle” sees 10 raffle codes generated with each winning €5,000. One of these ten winners will then receive an additional €1 million added to their prize in the four draws during the month.
Every player in Ireland who purchases a ticket for any Friday EuroMillions draw between August 5 and August 26 will automatically be entered into the draw for that corresponding draw. A unique code on each ticket will be the player’s raffle number.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “Usually each EuroMillions draw in Ireland produces ten winners of the €5,000 raffle prize, but over the next four Friday draws we have created something very special. In addition to the normal raffle prize in each draw, four winners of these four draws will win the special prize of €1 million. This means that we will make at least four people new millionaires.
“Not only will the special promotion see the creation of four instant millionaires in Ireland over the four weeks, but all EuroMillions players in Ireland will also have a chance to become the second EuroMillions jackpot winner in Ireland in 2022. .”
Winners are advised to sign the back of their tickets and check www.lottery.ie for details of the nearest An Post Prize Claims Center where prizes of up to €14,999 can be claimed.
It comes as excitement over the three-month Loto rollover at the end of 2021 generated around 180 million euros in revenue for the National Lottery last year, figures showed last month.
The record jackpot of over €19 million created a sales surge from September to December as week after week the top prize went unclaimed.
The heightened interest due to the size of the prize on offer for so long helped push total lottery sales past the billion euro mark for the first time.
In its annual report, the National Lottery said it achieved a turnover of 1.05 billion euros last year, compared to 918 million euros in 2020.
Of that amount, €304 million was given out to what it calls “good causes”, while €586 million was given out in prizes for lotto and other games, including card games. scratch.
Six lotto players have won the Irish jackpot so far this year.