08 Aug 2022

Could a Laois person be picking up €17million Lotto Jackpot

Second highest jackpot ever

€17million up for grabs in second highest Lotto jackpot ever

€17million up for grabs in second highest Lotto jackpot ever

A lucky ticket holder from Laois could win a whopping €17million jackpot in the Lotto draw this week. 

If luck strikes tomorrow, the winning player will take the title of Ireland’s newest multi-millionaire as well as 6th Lotto jackpot winner of 2021. 

There have been five Lotto jackpot winners so far this year - with wins in counties Kilkenny, Limerick, Westmeath, Galway and Cork - and the current jackpot has been rolling for the past three months. 

There have been big wins in Laois before. One of the biggest was back in 2012 when a family syndicate won a whopping €8.6 million after buying a quickpick in an Abbeyleix newsagents.

The cut-off time for buying a ticket (either in store or online) is 7.45pm tomorrow evening. 

Tomorrow night's jackpot is the second highest since the Lotto's launch in 1988, with a syndicate in Carlow claiming the biggest ever win of almost €19million. 

A Kerry player snagged €257,723 after matching five numbers and the bonus on Saturday night, and was just one number away from the €16,419,005 jackpot on offer. 


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