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Here's how many times each county has won the lottery jackpot

Good news for Louth, not so much for Leitrim.

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THE NATIONAL LOTTERY has released figures showing how many times jackpot winning lottery tickets have been sold in each county.

Unsurprisingly, Dublin tops the list with 565 winners.

The capital is followed by Cork with 172 winning tickets, Galway with 92, Donegal with 87 and Louth (the smallest county in Ireland) with 75.

Leitrim has sold the fewest jackpot winning tickets: seven in 30 years.

Here’s a full breakdown:

lotto Source: National Lottery

Paula McEvoy of the National Lottery told that in recent years jackpots are €2 million and above, but that this figure was a lot lower when the lottery began back in 1986.

On 21 January 1989, a Lotto jackpot worth €380,941.76 was split between eight winners, each receiving €47,618 – this was the lowest amount won. (Both these figures are the euro equivalent as the winning amounts were in punts.)

The highest amount won was €18,963,441 on 28 June 2008, which was claimed by a syndicate.

“It’s great to see so many lotto winners in each county in Ireland,” Paula said.

Obviously the large population centres have more winners but other counties are well represented too and that’s good to see.

Earlier this week, the winner(s) of a €66 million Euromillions jackpot made contact with the National Lottery.

It’s not yet clear if they’ll go public.

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