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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