Some Lotto players will be quids in tomorrow, even if the record-breaking jackpot isn't won
The capped jackpot is estimated to boost lower tier prize levels by €1 million.
The National Lottery has said it is in "unprecedented territory" with the capped jackpot on Saturday (2 October) of a whopping €19,060,800.
The jackpot has been rolling since June and has now breached the previous cap, meaning that if there is a single winner, it will officially eclipse the €18.96 million won by the Dan Morrissey syndicate in Carlow in 2008.
With the jackpot now capped, no additional money will be added to the prize until it is won.
The funds that would normally go to the jackpot will now be distributed to the next lower prize tier at which there are winners.
“The Lotto game really is in unprecedented territory and it’s incredibly exciting for our players. We have a capped record jackpot of over €19 million up for grabs and for the first time in Lotto history, the jackpot prize fund will flow down to lower prize tier levels," a spokesperson said.
“What does this mean for our players? The prize money which is usually added to the jackpot prize is guaranteed to be won at lower prize tier levels this Saturday."
The National Lottery estimates that approximately €1 million in additional prize money will now flow down to the next prize tier where there is a winner.
This prize boost will be in addition to the normal tier prize for this category.
The National Lottery continues to advise players hoping to take home the prizes on offer to continue to follow public health guidance when in-store and to avoid unnecessary queues by purchasing their tickets early ahead of the 7.45pm cut-off on Saturday evening.
Tickets can also be purchased on the National Lottery app or at www.lottery.ie.
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