Two Land Irish Lotto Jackpot
Whilst the world’s lottery media has been focused (quite understandably) on the record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot that was shared by three tickets last Friday, closer to home an Irish Lotto jackpot of €11,526,001 was shared by two winning tickets last Saturday. The Irish Lotto numbers on Saturday 31 March were 06, 11, 19, 23, 32 and 41, and the Bonus Ball was 16. Each of the two winning tickets is now worth €5,763,000 and the jackpot for the next Irish Lotto game this Wednesday 4 April has been reset to the base value of €2 million.
There were four winning tickets at the second-tier prize level and each of those won €25,000 after matching five of the six main numbers plus the Bonus Ball. 108 tickets matched five of the six main numbers without the Bonus Ball to win a third-tier prize of €1,242 each, which illustrates just how valuable the Bonus Ball can be! Another 241 tickets won €140 each by matching four main numbers plus the Bonus Ball, and there were 80,156 tickets that picked up smaller prizes for matching four main numbers, three main numbers plus the Bonus Ball or three main numbers.
In the Lotto Plus 1 game on Saturday 31 March the main numbers drawn were 06, 10, 19, 23, 35 and 37, and the Bonus Ball was 29. The eagle-eyed will have already noticed that three of those main numbers were also main numbers in the main Lotto game, so any player who had included that particular trio in their entry would have won a prize in both games.
No ticket won the top prize of €350,000 in the Lotto Plus 1 game, but one ticket did win the second-best prize of €3,500 by matching five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball. 96 tickets matched five main numbers only to win €350 each, and 68,149 other tickets won smaller prizes for matching four or three main numbers, with or without the Bonus Ball.
Well done to everyone who won an Irish Lotto prize last Saturday, and particularly to the owners of the two tickets that shared the jackpot itself. The next big lottery game on the agenda for everyone in the UK and Ireland is EuroMillions on Tuesday 3 April, which will offer a rollover jackpot of around £17 million. Grab your lottery tickets now to give yourself a chance of winning and good luck!
Written by Tony SharpeTuesday 3rd April 2012
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