Lotto created one new millionaire in Waterford last year

Lotto created one new millionaire in Waterford last year

Lotto created one new millionaire in Waterford last year

The National Lottery created an incredible 30 new millionaires in 2019, including one here in Waterford.

A record €640 million was won in prizes by National Lottery players during the past year, it was revealed today.

It was a memorable year for players of the Lotto game with a total of nine lucky jackpot winners claiming in of excess of €58 million in jackpot prizes between them. In total over €140 million in Lotto prizes was won with the biggest Lotto prize of the year won by a Wicklow family who claimed a mammoth €11.2 million jackpot in August 2019.

The biggest National Lottery prize paid out in 2019 was the record-breaking €175 million EuroMillions jackpot which was won by the ‘Naul Family Syndicate’ last February. In total, €266 million in EuroMillions prizes was won in Ireland last year.

In Waterford, a lucky player scooped the €5.2m Lotto jackpot on October 23. 

It was also another record-breaking year for scratch card prizes with figures showing that a total of over €188 million was won by players throughout the country.

In 2019, National Lottery players also raised over €250 million for Good Causes, up over 9% on last year’s figure of €228.5 million. Approximately 1.4 million adults participate in National Lottery games on a weekly basis ensuring this vital contribution to Irish society continues to grow and to support more Good Causes all over Ireland. 

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