Sunday 11 December 2016

Massive €130m jackpot to kick off new Euromillions rules

Tomás Heneghan

Published 12/07/2016 | 16:54

New EuroMillions lottery rules will see bigger jackpots for players, starting with a guaranteed €130m when the changes are introduced at the end of September.

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The new system will see the introduction of more jackpots set at a €100m mark or above.

However the changes will also see the number of options in the Lucky Star section increase from 11 to 12, meaning players will need to pick the correct 2 numbers from an expanded pool.

There will also be an increase in the cost of a EuroMillions ticket from the current €2 to €2.50.

Dublin Bus Euromillions winners arrive at the National Lottery office following their win in July. Photo: Mark Condren
Dublin Bus Euromillions winners arrive at the National Lottery office following their win in July. Photo: Mark Condren

In recent weeks an Irish syndicate of Dublin Bus drivers took home €23.8m from the EuroMillions draw.

In previous years, a Limerick woman Dolores McNamara won over €115m from the European-wide lottery.

Euromillions jackpot winner Dolores McNamara. Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Photos
Euromillions jackpot winner Dolores McNamara. Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Photos

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