Kildare is ranked sixth luckiest EuroMillions County

35 EuroMillions top prize winners since 2004

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Kildare is ranked sixth luckiest EuroMillions County

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The National Lottery has today revealed Ireland’s luckiest EuroMillion counties in new research that analysed the number of top prize winners since the game was launched in 2004.

Co Kildare came in at sixth place with 35 EuroMillions top prize winners sharing more than €10.5 million, with one winner in every 6,357 people in the county.

Ireland’s smallest county, Co Louth, has topped the table with the most EuroMillions winners per head of population. 25 people in the ‘Wee County’ have won almost €6,982,324 playing EuroMillions in the past 15 years, which means one in just over 5,000 people in Louth has won a top prize playing EuroMillions.

The findings come as one lucky EuroMillions player in Ireland is guaranteed to win €1 million with this Friday’s July 5, EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

Coming a close second place is Co. Mayo, which has clocked up 23 EuroMillions top prize winners who have shared over €51 million in prizes. That translates into a top prize winner for every 5,700 people in Mayo.

Not far behind Mayo is Co. Limerick, with one EuroMillions top prize winner in every 5,732 people. This is made up of 34 winners sharing over €134.5 million. Limerick’s performance is buoyed by Delores McNamara’s massive €115 million EuroMillions jackpot win in 2005.

At number four is Dublin, which boasts having one EuroMillions top prize winner for every 6,042 people in the county. The capital boasts 223 EuroMillions top prize winners sharing in excess of a whopping €581 million between them, the most recent of which was the Naul Family Syndicate which won Ireland’s record EuroMillions haul of €175 million in February this year.

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