Lotto players will have an additional reason to celebrate the upcoming August Bank Holiday weekend by sharing in Saturday’s Lotto Plus Raffle prize of a guaranteed to be won €1 million – which is on top of the rolling €5.5 million Lotto jackpot already on offer.
By topping up the raffle prize fund by €1 million, the National Lottery predicts that each winner of Saturday’s Lotto Plus Raffle draw will receive between €8,000 to €12,500.
It’s been a bumper year so far for Lotto players in Ireland with over €78 million won in prizes with 13 new millionaires having been made through Lotto and Lotto Plus games.
There was no winner of Wednesday night’s €4.8 million Lotto jackpot which means that Saturday’s Lotto jackpot – which has been rolling since Saturday, July 4 – is now heading towards €5.5 million.
“While excitement continues to grow for the rolling Lotto jackpot which heads for €5.5 million this weekend, the guaranteed to be won €1 million Raffle prize guarantees some big winners throughout the country this Saturday night,” said a Lotto spokesperson.
“Normally Lotto Plus raffle winners get a guaranteed €500 in every draw, but this Saturday we expect each winner to receive between €8,000 and €12,500 extra, depending on the number of winners. What a way to celebrate the August bank holiday weekend!”