Nine lucky Kilkenny punters scratch off €575,000 in top card prizes
NINE lucky punters from Kilkenny city and county scooped a total of €575,000 by winning the top prize after trying their luck with National Lottery scratch cards.
Since 2015, there have been a total of 402 winners across the country who have won top tier prizes, which are the maximum cash prizes on a given scratch card game, worth a massive total of €22,565,000 when the scratch card games.
Unsurprisingly given its population, Dublin is the ‘luckiest’ county with 102 players claiming top prizes worth over €5.3 million in winnings.
Scratch card players in Tipperary came out in second place with an incredible €1,695,000 in top prizes shared among 20 winners. Cork came third with €1,580,000 won by 39 individual players while Wexford and Kildare round off the top five with total top prize scratch card wins of €1,415,000 and €1,385,000 respectively.
Kilkenny, with total prize money of €575,000, is a toss of the coin when it comes to scratch card wins, coming in 15 highest of all the counties in the country.
Ireland’s Luckiest scratch card counties since 2015
|County||No. of top prize scratch card wins||Total in top tier prizes|