Sunday 9 December 2018

Wicklow's 54 Lotto winners

Esther Hayden

Wicklow punters have had a Lotto luck since the National Lottery first started 20 years ago.

The lives of 54 Lotto jackpot winners from Wicklow have been transformed and dreams have come true thanks to the payment of more than €4.4 billion in prizes on the Lotto which celebrates its 3,000th draw last Saturday.

Since the very first Lotto draw on Saturday, April 16, 1988, there have been an astonishing 1,738 Lotto jackpot wins, with 745 jackpot prizes exceeding €1 million.

Sales on Lotto games over the last three decades have raised a massive €2.9 billion for good causes all over Ireland.

Dublin has claimed the highest number of jackpots at 572, totalling over €872 million. The second luckiest Lotto County is Cork with 172 jackpot wins totalling €245 million while the third luckiest county is Galway with 92 lotto jackpots totalling €116 million.

National Lottery chief executive Dermot Griffin said that more than over €4.4 billion in prizes has been paid out to Lotto players in Ireland since the game was launched in 1988.

'Lotto has been one of Ireland's favourite pastimes for almost 30 years and it captures the imagination of the public as much today as it did when it was first launched in 1988. We have seen an incredible 1,738 jackpot winners with prizes exceeding a phenomenal €4.4 billion.'

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