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Lotto Release County By County Breakdown Of Jackpot Wins Over Last 30 Years

By Darragh Berry

February 1, 2018 at 12:00pm

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The Irish Lotto turns 30 this year (16th April 1988) and to celebrate the big birthday, the folks up at National Lottery HQ have released a County by County breakdown of Lotto wins over 30 years.

Dublin claims the highest number of jackpots at 572, totaling over €872 million. The second luckiest Lotto County is Cork with 172 jackpot wins totaling €245 million while the third luckiest County is Galway with 92 lotto jackpots totaling €116 million.

Ireland’s first ever Lotto jackpot winner was Donegal woman, Brigid McGrath from Letterkenny who scooped the £147,059 (punts) and Ireland’s first ever Lotto millionaire was Rita Power from Ballinasloe in Co. Galway who won £1,200,937.

National Lottery Chief Executive, Dermot Griffin, revealed that more than €4.4 billion in prizes has been paid out to Lotto players in Ireland since the game was launched in 1988. 

So, here is the following county by county breakdown of Lotto Jackpot winners since 1988: 

County

Lotto Jackpot Wins

Total Jackpot Amount

Carlow

22

€43,670,824

Cavan

28

€52,879,738

Clare

40

€60,135,055

Cork

172

€245,936,167

Donegal

90

€116,006,844

Dublin

572

€856,434,245

Galway

92

€137,955,578

Kerry

37

€48,637,047

Kildare

69

€92,659,583

Kilkenny

24

€29,307,451

Laois

13

€21,511,177

Leitrim

9

€24,582,930

Limerick

59

€74,397,231

Longford

13

€13,288,028

Louth

76

€89,032,725

Mayo

58

€103,718,494

Meath

54

€75,074,088

Monaghan

22

€16,851,213

Offaly

19

€29,866,385

Online

4

€13,482,170

Roscommon

19

€20,032,530

Sligo

23

€34,269,036

Tipperary

51

€85,944,393

Waterford

40

€66,220,964

Westmeath

32

€67,205,418

Wexford

46

€69,095,654

Wicklow

54

€76,073,974

How lucky is your county?

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