Tonights EuroMillions jackpot is heading for a record-breaking €240 million

by Alison O'Hanlon
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Jackpot fever is taking over the country ahead of tonights EuroMillions draw which is estimated to head towards the record-breaking €240 million jackpot cap. 

Ahead of tonight’s draw, excitement has been growing for players nationwide. National Lottery Retailer of the Year, Geoff Scally of Scally’s Centra in Summerhill, admitted that there has been an uplift of customers popping into his store this week to buy tickets in the lead up tonights draw. 

“It’s certainly not everyday that you see a jackpot estimated to hit the €240 million mark and it really has created a huge buzz amongst our customers. There has been a noticeable increase in players purchasing tickets this week as I suppose we all want to dream about winning such a massive amount.” 

“Having sold a Lotto jackpot ticket last year worth over €4 million and the €1 million Millionaire Raffle ticket just a few weeks before that, our regular customers are well aware of our history is selling large tickets. Here’s hoping we might see one of our customers win big this weekend – imagine a €240 million win! It’s hard to even comprehend such an amount but it really would be the best time of year for it. We’re seeing a lot of people on the wind down now with work in the lead up to Christmas. The countdown really is on for the big day so I’m sure EuroMillions players are dreaming of how Christmas would be with a life-changing win like this,” he said. 

If a single winner was to win the estimated €240 million jackpot this Friday, they will officially become the largest lottery winner ever to be seen in Europe.  

Under the EuroMillions community rules, when the jackpot is capped, any excess which would normally be allocated to the jackpot will flow down to the next prize tier at which there will be more winners. 

Photo Caption: Shop owner Geoff Scally was pictured alongside Sarah Orr from the National Lottery at his Centra Summerhill store in Co. Meath where excitement has been building amongst customers ahead of Friday night’s €240 million (est) EuroMillions draw.

Pic by MacInnes Photography

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