Record-breaking €19m lotto will be won!
The National Lottery has today confirmed that one or more Lotto players will win the current record-breaking €19.06 million Lotto jackpot, in a guaranteed ‘will be won’ event to be held on Saturday.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “We know that most of our Lotto players would like to see the €19m jackpot won, so we are delighted to be able to make this announcement”.
On the night of Saturday, January, 15 if the ‘will be won’ Lotto jackpot is not won outright, the full value of the jackpot prize will flow down to the winner(s) of the next winning prize tier.
A National Lottery spokesperson added: “While this current Lotto jackpot rollover is truly unprecedented, and has generated so much excitement and participation in the Lotto game, the National Lottery is now pleased to announce that this ‘will be won’ event will take place on January 15. In addition, the National Lottery will operate the same ‘will be won’ event going forward, with Lotto jackpots guaranteed to be won no more than five draws after the cap has been reached.”
A National Lottery spokesperson added: “Since the Lotto jackpot reached the €19.06 million cap last October, we have seen winners at lower prize tiers benefitting from the prize roll down of approximately €23.9 million, the biggest winner of all has been the Good Causes Fund which will benefit directly from €53 million in funding from this Lotto roll cycle alone."
The National Lottery has also confirmed that a total of 17 new millionaires were made by the Lotto game in Ireland in 2021. They include five Lotto jackpot winners, nine Lotto Plus 1 top prize winners of €1 million and an additional three winners of the Match 5 + Bonus prize who won in excess of €1 million due to the flow-down of the jackpot prize fund for the capped €19.06 million jackpot roll.