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#National Lottery

# national-lottery - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Long week ahead: €87 million Euromillions winner has to wait until Thursday to claim prize

Someone in the country is probably having the best day of their lives today.

Check your tickets - the €87m EuroMillions winner is in Ireland

You could be richer right now. You lucky thing.

# national-lottery - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Shop customers scoop €500k in EuroMillions syndicate

“There’s been great excitement in the village. The parish priest even announced it at Mass on Sunday!” said the organiser.

# national-lottery - Monday 15 September, 2014

Dublin man wins €350,000 in Lotto after picking 'wrong numbers'

The man made a mistake while typing his numbers while buying an online ticket and it’s the best mistake he’s ever made.

# national-lottery - Thursday 21 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Did you catch Brian Ormond's extremely awkward Lottery fail? A Lott'o Fail

Did you catch Brian Ormond's extremely awkward Lottery fail?

Oh ground, please swallow us up.

# national-lottery - Thursday 12 June, 2014

# national-lottery - Friday 6 June, 2014

Couple claim €12m lotto jackpot, and unsurprisingly are absolutely delighted

We’re not jealous. Who said we were jealous?

# national-lottery - Thursday 5 June, 2014

More bad news for Rehab: Charity loses lottery case against State

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has welcomed today’s High Court ruling.

There was one winner of last night's massive 12 million Lotto jackpot

It’s the 11th biggest jackpot in the history of the Lotto. The winning ticket was sold in the North West.

# national-lottery - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Canadian-owned group to run the Lotto for next 20 years

A payout of €405 million will go to the State in coming days for lottery licence.

# national-lottery - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Irish Cancer Society to close lottery after losses of €420,000

No losses were made by the charity itself, as it received €1.2 million from the government through the Charitable Lotteries Scheme during that time.

# national-lottery - Sunday 5 January, 2014

One winner of €8.2 million Lotto jackpot sold in Wicklow

Whitegates centre in Wicklow Town has told TheJournal.ie that the winning ticket was sold in their store but could not pin down who the lucky winner was.

# national-lottery - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Did you win €1 million in the Christmas Lotto draw?

Lauren Doyle and Patrick O’Sullivan (pictured) won €100k, describing it as “the best Christmas present ever”.

# national-lottery - Monday 30 December, 2013

Kerry man collects €250,000 Lotto win

The New Year is off to a good start for one lucky Kerry man…

# national-lottery - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Explainer: What happens when you win big money on a Lottery gameshow?

What would your strategy be? Would you brave the cameras yourself or nominate a ‘proxy’? Take the car or the cash?

# national-lottery - Thursday 3 October, 2013

National Lottery to be sold for €405 million to An Post and Camelot

An Post will continue operating the National Lottery, after a consortium with UK lottery operator Camelot was picked as the preferred bidder for the licence.

# national-lottery - Friday 12 July, 2013

Another public sector union has voted in favour of Haddington Road

The union represents workers in the Civil Service, An Post, FÁS and other organisations.

# national-lottery - Thursday 11 July, 2013

6 amazing places to escape to when you win the Lotto

6 amazing places to escape to when you win the Lotto

Are you dreaming of your place in the sun?

# national-lottery - Thursday 4 July, 2013

At last: the EuroMillions winner has just claimed their €94m winnings

The lucky son of a gun was one of two people who matched five numbers and two stars in the EuroMillions lotto draw last Tuesday.

# national-lottery - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

It (probably) wasn't you: the €93m Euromillions winner has come forward

Lottery authorities say the winner – whose ticket was bought in Dublin – has made contact.

Have you won €93m in the EuroMillions?

The National Lottery says there were two winners who will share in a €187,937,614 jackpot – one from Ireland, one from Belgium.

# national-lottery - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Generic drugs, selling the Lotto and Budget 2014

It’s a packed day in Leinster House – click through to find out what’s being debated in the Dail, Seanad and committees today.

# national-lottery - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Poll: Do you support plans to sell the National Lottery? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support plans to sell the National Lottery?

The Dáil has passed leglisation to allow for the National Lottery licence to be sold.

# national-lottery - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Don't throw away your Lotto ticket: you might have won big after all

The National Lottery says a misprint on one of the balls in last Saturday’s Lotto Plus 2 draw meant the result was read incorrectly.

# national-lottery - Sunday 18 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge The five luckiest shops to buy a lotto ticket in Ireland Quids In

The five luckiest shops to buy a lotto ticket in Ireland

If you win, we want half. Seriously.

# national-lottery - Friday 10 August, 2012

Tonight's massive Euromillions jackpot MUST be won

There’s €190 million up for grabs…

# national-lottery - Monday 9 July, 2012

Meetings held with potential bidders for National Lottery licence

Brendan Howlin has also confirmed that external advisers will be drafted in to help with the complex process.

# national-lottery - Sunday 3 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Is it possible to guarantee a profit in this week's Euromillions? Here's your answer It Could Be You

Is it possible to guarantee a profit in this week's Euromillions? Here's your answer

Warning: if it is, you’ll need a lot of computers, a lot of credit cards, a little bit of luck, and €233 million in cash.

# national-lottery - Friday 27 April, 2012

Poll: Do you do the Lotto? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you do the Lotto?

Could it be you or have you given up on the dream?

# national-lottery - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics

Our weekly wrap-up of the numbers that defined the week, like: how much did our 12 MEPs take in donations last year?

# national-lottery - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Howlin confirms plan to revamp National Lottery licence

The next operator will win the licence for 20 years, up from the current 10, meaning a greater up-front payment to the State.

# national-lottery - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Poll: Should Lotto winnings of more than €500k be taxed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Lotto winnings of more than €500k be taxed?

A Fine Gael councillor has suggested it as a new way of raising revenue but do you agree?

# national-lottery - Saturday 15 October, 2011

Minister defends Lotto advertising on HSE website

James Reilly says the HSE uses National Lottery funding to assist community groups, and that advertising the Lotto is appropriate.

# national-lottery - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Cabinet meets to continue talks on €2bn sale of state assets

The cabinet meets this morning, ahead of the Dáil’s return, with the sale of state assets high on the agenda.

Poll: Which State asset should we sell off first? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Which State asset should we sell off first?

The Cabinet will make some concrete decisions on the possibility of selling off State assets when it meets today – where would you like to see the axe to fall first, if at all?

# national-lottery - Monday 5 September, 2011

National Lottery could be put up for sale

The government is reportedly contemplating including the National Lottery in a list of state assets being considered for sale.

# national-lottery - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Lotto wins of more than £276,000 unclaimed in County Down

Two lottery winners in Northern Ireland are running out of time to claim their prizes.

# national-lottery - Friday 29 July, 2011

No jag-pot for online Lotto winners

Due to an error, everyone who won a cash prize on an online promotion was told they also won a €150,000 Jaguar XK convertible.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: New bid to tackle hospital waiting lists, still no progress in the US debt crisis, and bad news if you think you’ve just won a Jaguar…

# national-lottery - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

One UK winner of record €185m Euromillions jackpot

TheJournal.ie’s syndicate, and every other Irish ticket, falls short of winning the largest ever European lottery.