Irish Lottery Delivers the Goods!
The Irish lottery delivered a jackpot worth €10,613,747 to one extremely lucky Lotto player last night, which isn’t a bad prize at all for beating odds of 1 in 8.14 million. The last time the Irish Lotto jackpot had been won was on Saturday 15 December, 2012, so this success is long overdue as far as most players are concerned. The main numbers that made it happen on Wednesday 30 January were 03, 08, 11, 23, 27 and 33, and the number 36 was drawn as the Bonus Ball. Now that the top prize has finally been landed, the next Irish Lotto jackpot this Saturday will be worth €2 million.
Whilst the jackpot was obviously the biggest prize won in the midweek Irish Lotto game, there were 67,081 consolation prizes secured by tickets matching three main numbers or more. The biggest of those prizes were at the second-tier level, where five tickets won €25,000 each by matching five main numbers as well as the Bonus Ball.
In the UK Lotto game the jackpot wasn’t landed by any player, so the number of jackpot winners created in January 2013 stands at 20. The Lotto results for Wednesday were 09, 10, 24, 43, 47 and 48, and the Bonus Ball number was 05. As in the Irish Lotto game, five players won a second-tier prize by matching five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball number, and the sum landed by each winner in this case was £143,327.
174 UK Lotto tickets matched five main numbers only to win a third-tier prize of £2,574 each, and another 234,769 tickets picked up smaller prizes of £92 or £10 each by matching four or three main numbers. Because the jackpot rolled over, the top prize in the next game this Saturday has been given an estimated value of £6.2 million.
We are obviously a tad disappointed that we couldn’t announce a 21st January Lotto jackpot winner for the UK, but the success of the Irish Lotto jackpot winner was a great end to the month for players on the Emerald Isle. Looking forward, the month of February will begin by giving lottery fans the chance to win a EuroMillions jackpot of around £12 million this Friday, and on Saturday players can have a go at winning £6.2 million and €2 million in the UK and Irish Lotto games. Play online here and if your numbers come up you could soon be celebrating the dawn of a new life as a multi-millionaire!
Written by Tony SharpeThursday 31st January 2013
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