The Biggest Irish Lotto Jackpot
Lottery analysts and players have been attracted to the lottery jackpot records showing that there is a bigger chance of winning whenever you take part in it. So far the highest recorded jackpot amounts to €7,486,025. It was won in 21st November 1996. The Irish lottery became 6/45 in 2006 November. This switch gives longer odds to win jackpots, over 15 million Euros.
Dan Morrissey Ireland Ltd won the Irish lottery’s biggest jackpot ever. The sixteen workers who played as a syndicate joined together on the June 28, 2008 draw and they luckily struck EUR 18,963,441. Ranging in age from 22 to 60+ years, the Dan Morrissey group has been playing the lotto together as a work based syndicate group for several years before winning. The prize was presented to the sixteen winners by the Chief Executive of the National Lottery, Dermot Griffin. Dungarvan, country Waterford also hit the second largest lotto jackpot winning the prize of 16,717,717 Euros. In October 23rd 2010, the third biggest winning prize jackpot was sold in Donnybrook Dublin; it won a prize of 16,390,239 Euros.
The winner from Coolock Dublin on the 30th of July 2001 was not able to claim the prize worth €2,713,334 Euros. Usually the ticket will expire in time and if it wasn’t collected on time, it will no longer be given to the winner himself.
In 2000, Lotto Plus was born. It became an add-on game for the Irish lottery main lotto game. But this one is not the same as the main lotto as the jackpot is fixed and it doesn’t roll over to the next draw. 25th October 2000, the first draw for Lotto plus was held. Another add-on was introduced in 2002, they call it Lotto plus 2, having its first draw on 1st September 2002. It also has fixed jackpot with 300,000 or 200,000 Euros.