Lottery fever as jackpot hits record 19 million euros
Preparation for the biggest Lotto prize ever in Ireland continues this weekend ahead of Saturday’s € 19,060,800 capped Lotto jackpot.
The jackpot that has been rolling since June has now passed the previous cap and a single Saturday night jackpot winner will officially eclipse the Dan Morrissey syndicate’s € 18.96 million Lotto win in Carlow in 2008.
The jackpot is now capped, which means that no additional money will be added to the jackpot prize until it is won. Funds that normally went to the jackpot will now be distributed to the next lower prize tier at which there are winners.
Ahead of Saturday’s record-breaking Loto draw, a National Lottery spokesperson explained what the jackpot cap means for the winners of the guaranteed jackpot draw of € 19 million.
“The Lotto game is truly in unprecedented territory and it is incredibly exciting for our players. We have a record capped jackpot of over € 19 million up for grabs and for the first time in lotto history the jackpot fund will be reduced to lower prize levels ”.
“What does this mean for our players? The cash prize which is usually added to the jackpot prize is guaranteed to be won at lower prize levels this Saturday. The National Lottery estimates that around € 1 million in additional prizes will now be paid at the next prize level where there is a winner. This price increase will be in addition to the normal level price for this category, ”they said.
As excitement builds even more for Saturday night’s € 19million lotto draw, the National Lottery continues to advise players hoping to win the proposed prizes to continue to follow public health advice when they are. in-store and avoid unnecessary queues by purchasing tickets in advance. of the 7:45 p.m. cut-off time on Saturday evening.
Tickets can also be purchased on the National Lottery app or at www.lottery.ie.