Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lotto rush as jackpot hits record €190m

Lotto rush as jackpot hits record €190m

By Teresa Gallagher
Tuesday August 07 2012

IF you're not in, you can't win. This evening, shops and newsagents across the country will be flat out selling tickets that could make one lucky winner rich beyond their wildest dreams.

Tonight's Euromillions jackpot is the highest ever at €190m.

The jackpot has been rolling over since June 22, and has now reached the highest amount permitted.

If no one wins tonight, it will roll over one last time, on Friday. If no one wins then, the money will be shared among the winners of the second prize tier.

Ireland has had its share of jackpot winners over the years, including Limerick woman Dolores McNamara, who scooped €115m in 2005. The mum-of-six entered the Ireland rich list at No. 80.

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