23 May 2022

REVEALED: The luckiest counties to buy a National Lottery scratch card

National Lottery lists the luckiest lottery scratch jackpot winning counties?

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 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. Longford is the unluckiest with just one €50,000 winner. Waterford ranks seventh from bottom with seven players scooping €310,000 between them.

Scratch card players in Tipperary came out in a second place with an incredible €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 below.

The National Lottery has launched a new €5 scratch card game ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16.

Ireland’s Luckiest scratch card counties since 2015

County  No. of top prize wins          Total in top tier prizes
Dublin          10                                 €5,365,000
Tipperary      19                                €1,645,000
Cork             38                                €1,555,000
Wexford        18                                €1,385,000
Kildare          17                                €1,385,000
Limerick        20                                €1,160,000
Donegal        14                                   €945,000
Mayo             14                                  €930,000
Roscommon     6                                  €845,000
Meath            16                                  €755,000
Galway          14                                  €750,000
Westmeath     14                                  €650,000
Clare             14                                  €635,000
Louth            16                                   €605,000
Kilkenny         9                                    €575,000
Sligo              8                                    €510,000
Monaghan      8                                    €495,000
Kerry             7                                    €400,000
Offaly            7                                    €430,000
Waterford      7                                    €310,000
Carlow          8                                    €290,000
Cavan           6                                    €220,000
Laois            8                                     €270,000
Wicklow        7                                     €260,000
Leitrim         4                                      €145,000
Longford      1                                        €50,000
Total         402                                  €22,565,000

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