National Lottery Reveals Midlands County With Biggest Jackpot Wins

The game launched in 1988.

Westmeath is home to two of the biggest wins in the National Lottery history. 

28 players have won over  €10 million, since the game launched in 1988.

In May 2013, Kevin Geoghegan and Carol Loran scooped €10,651,567. The couple bought their ticket in Tesco in Mullingar.

Another lucky ticket holder from the Lake County shared the shared the €12.3 million jackpot on offer in May of 2017. 

The details have been released ahead of tomorrow's lotto jackpot, which is estimated to be worth €11 million.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “Could Wednesday night’s Lotto draw make it a night to remember for a Lotto player dreaming of winning big? A potential winner could find themselves added to the list of all time highest jackpot winners ever seen in the country. Since 1988, we have seen 28 Lotto jackpots in excess of €10 million won – could tomorrow night’s draw bring this total up to a whopping 29? As the Lotto jackpot heads towards €11 million, excitement is building amongst players all over the country. We are reminding players that tickets can be purchased in-store, through the National Lottery app or at”

The 28 highest Lotto jackpots to date are:

29-May-13, Westmeath, €10,651,567- Kevin Geoghegan and Carol Loran scoop their massive prize after purchasing their ticket at the Tesco store in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

06-May-17, Westmeath/Donegal, €12,344,808- Two lucky ticketholders from Co. Westmeath and Donegal shared the €12.3 million jackpot on offer.

15-Jan-22, Mayo, €19,060,800- Family syndicate win largest Lotto jackpot ever seen in Ireland after purchasing their ticket at Laura's XL in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

28-Jun-08, Carlow, €18,963,441- Dan Morrissey Syndicate from Carlow claim Ireland’s biggest ever win.

14-Apr-10, Waterford, €16,717,717- Waterford couple purchase their winning ticket at Easons store in Dungarvan Co. Waterford.

23-Oct-10, Dublin, €16,390,239- Dublin man wins massive jackpot with ticket bought at Donnybrook Fair in Dublin 4.

28-Jul-07, Cork, €16,185,749- The Cunningham family from Cork City become Lotto multi-millionaires after buying their ticket at their local Centra store in Farranree, Co. Cork

26-Apr-08, Dublin, €15,658,143- Family from Co. Dublin share the mega jackpot with a lucky ticket from Rowlagh Newsagent in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

12-Mar-08, Kildare, €14,543,033- Kildare couple buy their life-changing ticket in Tesco, Newbridge Co. Kildare

18-Apr-09, Dublin, €14,530,193- Dublin couple purchase their winning ticket at the Spar store in Glenageary, Co. Dublin

26-Mar-11, Cavan/Cork, €14,037,236- Two separate players in Cavan and Cork each share the jackpot, scooping €6.9 million each.

23-Jan-16, Mayo, €13,793,435- Winning ticket purchased at Carey's store in Belmullet, Co Mayo

22-Dec-07, Galway €13,295,379- Winning ticket sold at News & Choose store in in Loughrea, Co. Galway.

27-May-09, Dublin, €13,150,324- Dalkey Post Office, Co. Dublin sells the lucky winning ticket.

01-Mar-17, Dublin, €12,849,224- Dublin syndicate celebrate their Lotto fortune with ticket purchased in Supervalu, Knocklyon, Dublin 16

06-May-17, Westmeath/Donegal, €12,344,808- Two lucky ticketholders from Co. Westmeath and Donegal shared the €12.3 million jackpot on offer.

04-Jun-14, Donegal, €12,155,282- Couple claim massive Lotto jackpot with a ticket they purchased at the American House store in Bundoran, Co. Donegal

31-Mar-12, Kildare/Meath, €11,526,000- Two separate players from Kildare and Meath split a jackpot worth €11.5 million.

03-Dec-16, Dublin, €11,345,002- A Dublin GAA official collects the jackpot prize with his wife after they bought their winning ticket at the Top Service Station in Dublin 1.

21-Aug-19, Wicklow, €11,225,280- The Texaco Spar shop on Monastery Road in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow sell the winning ticket.

20-Aug-16, Leitrim, €11,179,627- Leitrim syndicate scoop incredible jackpot prize with a ticket bought at the Spar store in Kinlough, Co Leitrim.

04-Jan-23, Limerick, €11,106,438- Kelly's Costcutter in Foynes, Co. Limerick sells the first winning Lotto jackpot ticket of 2023.

24-Sep-11, Mayo, €11,033,593- The McIntyre family from Co. Mayo become one of Ireland’s biggest Lotto winners with a ticket they bought at their Eurospar store in Belmullet, Co. Mayo.

02-Dec-20, Cork, €10,780,193- Winning ticket sold in Spar Mount Oval Village in Rochestown, Co. Cork.

04-Apr-15, Meath, €10,650,121- A private Meath family syndicate claim the Lotto jackpot prize with their lucky ticket from Souhan’s Filling Station in Trim, Co. Meath.

30-Jan-13, Tipperary, €10,613,747- Scanlons Newsagents in Thurles, Co. Tipperary sell the winning ticket to a lucky Tipperary family syndicate.

23-Feb-19, Dublin, €10,288,699- Dublin syndicate claim their prize with ticket bought at the Spar store on Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

05-Feb-15, Kildare, €10,230,559- Two friends from Co. Kildare share the incredible jackpot after buying their ticket at the Centra store in Newbridge, Co. Kildare

12-Sep-07, Galway, €10,067,238- Statoil Service Station in Tuam Co. Galway.

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