EuroMillions fever gripping Ireland as Tuesday’s Jackpot rolls to an incredible €140 million

Martha O'Brien

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Euromillions is heading for €140 million this Tuesday

Ireland is in a frenzy as Tuesday’s EuroMillions Jackpot soars to a world conquering €140 million. A woman who is no stranger to conquering the world, former Miss World Rosanna Davison who was picture

The winner for Tuesday’s mind-blowing €140m EuroMillions jackpot they would become the biggest National Lottery winner Ireland has ever seen.

 

And a winner would instantly become number 111 on the Irish Rich list, sharing the spot with MMA legend Conor McGregor!

 

The winner would also see themselves sitting on the list ahead of singer Enya at €135m; actor Liam Neeson at €122m; retailer Ben Dunne at €115 and previous EuroMillions winner Dolores McNamara at €105 million.

 

A National Lottery spokesperson said today: “This is an incredible amount of money. A winner could fulfill all their wildest dreams and have plenty to share with their loved ones if they win this life-changing nine figure sum.”

 

The spokesperson added: “The current EuroMillions jackpot has been rolling since the last jackpot winner of €38.9 million and the winning ticket on that occasion was was sold to a family syndicate in Malahide, Co. Dublin last December. There have been 12 Irish EuroMillion jackpot winners in the history of the game. And Ireland is on a EuroMillions roll at the moment with three jackpot winners and 31 EuroMillions Plus wins in 2017, a record since the game began in 2004. This year alone there have been five Irish EuroMillions Plus wins - so we are hoping the luck of the Irish continues on Tuesday night.”

 

“We are advising players to play early to avoid queues. You can buy your tickets in store, at www.lottery.ie or through the National Lottery App.”

 

The role 12 Irish Euromillions winners to date are:

 

July 2005: Dolores McNamara from Limerick was Ireland's first and biggest EuroMillions winner scooping over €115m.

 

July 2008: A ticket bought in Carrick-on-Suir in Co Tipperary won a player €15m.

 

June 2009: A family syndicate shared the jackpot with a British winner, taking home over €29.4m.

 

June 2013: A winning ticket sold in Beaumont, Dublin, shared a jackpot worth over €93m.

 

September 2013: A young man from the southeast shared a jackpot of over €25m with a player in Spain, taking home over €12.8m.

 

April 2014: A jackpot prize worth €15m was claimed on a ticket sold in Castlebar, Co Mayo.

 

September 2014: An €86.7m jackpot was won by a syndicate. The ticket was sold in Centra, Ballybrack, Co Dublin.

 

January 2016: A syndicate of friends won over €66m, splitting the jackpot of €132m. The ticket was sold in Eason's store, Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Carlow.

 

July 2016: 22 colleagues from Dublin Bus won €23.8m. The ticket was sold in O'Hanlon's in Portarlington.

 

January 2017: A Dublin work syndicate claimed the €88.5m jackpot. The winning ticket was sold at the Applegreen Service Station on the M1 Northbound in Lusk, Co Dublin.

 

July 2017: A west of Ireland syndicate scooped almost €29m.

 

December 2017: A €38.9m jackpot ticket sold in the village Shop in Malahide was claimed by a small family syndicate.