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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C
# sponsored by national lottery
5 amazing things you could buy in Ireland for around €5m
And still have some change in your pocket for something on the way home.

TONIGHT’S LOTTO JACKPOT is an estimated €5m.

Here are some downright amazing things that you could get with the jackpot – and still have some pocket change left over.

1. Your very own island – €3m

Of course, there are islands around Ireland that can be bought for far less than €3m. But do any of those islands come with a ready-made seal companion (see pictured), outdoor hot tub, six bedrooms replete with vistas of the sea – oh and a second home just in case? Welcome to Mermaid Isle, down in Sneem, Co Kerry.

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2. A personal castle – €1.7m

Ever fancied rattling around in your very own castle? Look no further than Knockabbey Castle in Ardee, Co Louth. This nice pile of bricks dates all the way back to 1399, with a six-bay, three-storey remodelling in 1650, and a few more in 1754 and 1925. Not too shabby.


3. Mooring your brand new yacht – €4.75m

If you had a spare €5m handy, you could buy this Sunseeker 28 metre yacht and sail her all the way back home. It can accommodate eight guests in four cabins, all with an en suite so there’ll be no bathroom queues on the high seas. No better way to take in Lahinch or Bundoran next year, right?


4. A handy private plane – €2.9m

Check this out – a 2005 Lear 40XR for sale. Beats battling onto budget airlines for your next trip over to visit your pals in London. This little rocket seats seven and you’ve got plenty of change from your €5m left over to hire a private pilot.

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5. Some fine art – guide price €5m

Now that you’re a millionaire, you’ll want to be attending fine art auctions. And why not buy Irish? Last month, a Francis Bacon painting called Two Figures was set for sale in Christie’s. Bad news though – although its guide price hovered around our budget, these things often tend to go up on the day. Silver lining: art appreciates in value and a Bacon was worth around just £100,000 in the 1970s.

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What would you buy if you won the €5m?

Tonight’s Lotto jackpot is an estimated €5m. Life could be about to get interesting… – play in-store or on before 7.30pm tonight.

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