Ireland Creates First EuroMillions Jackpot Winner Since 2020

Ireland Creates First EuroMillions Jackpot Winner Since 2020

The hunt is on for an Irish EuroMillions player who snapped up a jackpot worth more than €30 million on Friday 11th February.

The lucky ticket holder becomes the third jackpot winner this year, following a French participant who scooped €56 million on 18th January and a UK player who landed €130 million (£109 million) in the Superdraw on 11th February.

They matched the numbers 13, 18, 38, 42 and 45, plus the Lucky Stars 7 and 11, setting them apart from the 25 million other entries that were purchased for the draw. Take a look at the EuroMillions Results page to see a breakdown of all the prizes won in the different participating countries.

It remains to be seen whether the jackpot winner goes public or stays anonymous, as speculation intensifies regarding their identity.

It has been revealed that the winning ticket was sold at a service station in Garryurtneal, Ballina, Killaloe, which is bordered by Co Clare, Co Tipperary and Co Limerick. The owner of the service station, Siobhan Larkin, is hoping it is a local.

She said: “This win is going to be absolutely huge for the community. It’s become a bit of a running joke now as to where the winning ticket was actually sold because of our unique border location – was it Clare, Limerick or Tipperary? As proud Tipperary people, we’ll be claiming the win for Tipp!”

Irish EuroMillions Winners

Ireland has now been the scene of 19 jackpot wins since EuroMillions started in 2004, but this is the first time the top prize has been won in the country since July 2020.

The biggest win ever to go to the Emerald Isle came in February 2019. A family syndicate from The Naul in Co Dublin pocketed €175 million following a Superdraw a couple of weeks earlier.

Back in 2005, Ireland also held the record for the largest prize to have been won in EuroMillions at the time, after part-time cleaner Dolores McNamara scooped €115 million.

Check out the Winner Statistics page to see a list of all the jackpots ever won in each country, and find out exactly how successful each nation has been.

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Published: Monday, 14 February 2022 - 12:09pm
Published By Euro-Millions.com