Louth is Ireland's luckiest Euromillions county as the overall rankings are revealed 7 months ago

Louth is Ireland's luckiest Euromillions county as the overall rankings are revealed

G'wan Louth. Does your county have any luck?

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

Ireland’s smallest county, 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.

Mayo is in second place - insert your own GAA joke here - with the county clocking 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.

Limerick are in third place 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 enhanced by Dolores 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.

Aside from celebrating a Leinster Championship title, Wexford has another reason to be cheerful because the Model County complete the top five.

Speaking on these figures, a National Lottery spokesperson said: “One of the questions we frequently get asked here at the National Lottery, is which county is the luckiest place to buy a EuroMillions ticket.

"This is what we sought to find with these statistics. Using data from the 2016 Census combined with our own winner’s information we were able to crunch the numbers to confirm that Co. Louth is the luckiest EuroMillions County in Ireland.”

This Friday’s EuroMillions draw will produce a guaranteed new millionaire in Ireland through the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ draw.

Here are Ireland’s Luckiest EuroMillions counties* according to The National Lottery.

*The counties in Northern Ireland are administered by a separate body.

Lucky Rating County Total amount of top prize wins No. of top prize EuroMillions wins Population EuroMillions top prize winners per capita per county. “One in every….”
1 Louth €6,982,324 25 128,884 5,155
2 Mayo €51,089,670 23 130,507 5,674
3 Limerick €134,540,406 34 194,899 5,732
4 Dublin €581,186,130 223 1,347,359 6,042
5 Wexford €8,061,233 24 149,722 6,238
6 Kildare €10,565,016 35 222,504 6,357
7 Leitrim €3,083,837 5 32,044 6,409
8 Kerry €9,353,961 23 147,707 6,422
9 Clare €6,066,585 18 118,817 6,601
10 Monaghan €2,496,094 9 61,386 6,821
11 Waterford €20,524,223 17 116,176 6,834
12 Sligo €3,128,135 9 65,535 7,282
13 Westmeath €3,397,125 12 88,770 7,398
14 Kilkenny €5,429,910 13 99,232 7,633
15 Meath €8,057,677 24 195,044 8,127
16 Carlow €67,673,476 7 56,932 8,133
17 Donegal €5,242,589 19 159,192 8,379
18 Cork €31,092,180 63 542,868 8,617
19 Wicklow €4,377,411 16 142,425 8,902
20 Tipperary €37,076,770 17 159,553 9,385
21 Galway €8,735,973 27 258,058 9,558
22 Offaly €1,707,398 7 77,961 11,137
23 Longford €1,027,258 3 40,873 13,624
24 Cavan €1,711,352 5 76,176 15,235
25 Roscommon €1,344,096 4 64,544 16,136
26 Laois €26,201,529 5 84,697 16,939