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Feelin' lucky? Tonight's EuroMillions draw is for an eye-watering €160 million

“You’ve got to ask yourself one question – do I feel lucky?”

AFTER THE ROLLOVER on Tuesday, tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot is for €160 million.

This is the biggest EuroMillions jackpot since November 2015 when the €163 million jackpot was won by a ticket holder in Portugal.

Dermot Griffin, CEO of Premier Lotteries Ireland, said that yesterday they were “already seeing a huge interest from our players ahead of the draw.

We expect to have over 100,000 winners of cash prizes in Ireland, which includes a guaranteed ten winners of €5,000 in the Ireland-only raffle.

Those who wish to play can buy tickets in-store or online by 7.30 this evening.

An Irish winner of the enormous €160 million jackpot will automatically go onto Ireland’s Rich List for 2016 at number 90.

Lucky winners

Players in Ireland have won over €839 million in EuroMillions prizes since 2004 and there have already been two EuroMillions jackpot winners in Ireland in 2016.

In January, a syndicate of friends who bought their ticket at the Eason’s Store at the Fairgreen Shopping Centre in Carlow won over €66 million after sharing a jackpot with a ticket holder in France worth €132,376,632.

Most recently, a 22-strong syndicate from Dublin Bus won the €23.8 million jackpot on 1 July. The ticket was sold in O’Hanlon’s in Portarlington.

The maximum prize a person could win is €190 million – as the prize is capped at this amount. Previously, the jackpot has reached €190 million in October 2014 and August 2012.

One third of every euro that goes into the EuroMillions funds good causes all over the country as designated by the government. To date, approximately €425 million has been raised for good causes in Ireland.

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