We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

The Daily Poll

Poll: The Lottery ... a bit of harmless fun or a mug's game?

It emerged last night that someone in Ireland is €66 million richer in the wake of the latest EuroMillions draw.

THE COUNTRY’S ABUZZ with talk of an Irish EuroMillions winner this morning. It emerged last night that someone in Ireland is €66 million richer in the wake of the latest draw.

The odds of winning the main prize in the big draw are some 116 million-to-one. Entering the Irish lottery, by comparison, is a much better bet – with odds of around 11 million-to-one for the jackpot.

Statistically, of course, you’d be better off putting your few euro in an envelope, sealing that envelope, then opening it again and carrying on living your life.

This morning we’re asking: What do you think of lotteries?

Poll Results:

Bit of fun - I do them now and again (6298)
Never. Mug's game (2223)
I do every draw (938)
No opinion (243)

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.