Friday 22 March 2019

Louth is luckiest for lotto wins

Louth is the luckiest county in Ireland when it comes to Lotto wins
Louth is the luckiest county in Ireland when it comes to Lotto wins

Louth has been revealed as the luckiest county in Ireland when it comes to the Lotto.

While the Wee County is the smallest in the country it has been the luckiest over the last 30 years when it comes to lotto wins, according to new data from the National Lottery.

It boasts the most Lotto millionaires per head of population since the Lotto launched three decades ago, with an incredible 76 Lotto jackpot millionaires.

Between them those 76 lucky individuals have won in excess of €89 million.

The success rate is 5.9 jackpot winners for every 10,000 people.

Second luckiest is Co Donegal which has clocked up 90 jackpot winners in the last 30 years, between them winning €116 million. That works out at 5.65 winners per 10,000 of population.

Mayo was third and Dublin fourth with Carlow rounding out the top five.

National Lottery CEO, Dermot Griffin said, 'One of the most frequent questions we are asked is what is Ireland's luckiest Lotto county.

'There has always been friendly competition amongst our players all over the country to claim this title, so we are delighted to confirm that using the 2016 Census population figures, Co. Louth is Ireland's luckiest spot.'

'But it is important to note that chance has no memory and playing Lotto is purely a matter of luck, regardless of where you buy your Lotto ticket or where you live.

'Whether it is in Laois, Limerick or Louth, in a shop or online on from the comfort of your own home, you have the exact same chance of winning a prize.

'However, our Lotto players in Louth have punched above their weight for the last 30 years with considerably more Lotto millionaires per head of population. Congratulations to the county and all its winners.'

The Argus