Two lucky Kilkenny punters among 30 new Lotto millionaires
Two lucky Kilkenny punters were among 30 new millionaires created by the National Lottery last year.
On December 7 last the Centra in Mooncoin sold a €6,834,414 winning ticket that forever changed the lives of the winner and their family.
Another local punter struck it lucky on February 15 after they landed the Daily Million prize.
These huge wins were among a record €640 million that was won in prizes across the country last year.
It was a memorable year for players of the Lotto game with a total of nine lucky jackpot winners claiming in of excess of €58 million in jackpot prizes between them. In total over €140 million in Lotto prizes was won with the biggest Lotto prize of the year won by a Wicklow family who claimed a mammoth €11.2 million jackpot in August 2019.
The biggest National Lottery prize paid out in 2019 was the record breaking €175 million EuroMillions jackpot which was won by the ‘Naul Family Syndicate’ last February. In total, €266 million in EuroMillions prizes was won in Ireland last year.
It was also another record breaking year for scratch card prizes with figures showing that a total of over €188 million was won by players throughout the country.
In 2019, National Lottery players also raised over €250 million for Good Causes, up over 9% on last year’s figure of €228.5 million. Approximately 1.4 million adults participate in National Lottery games on a weekly basis ensuring this vital contribution to Irish society continues to grow and to support more Good Causes all over Ireland.
Since 1988, there have been 25 Lotto jackpot winners in county Kilkenny who have shared a whopping €36.1 million in jackpot prizes between them.