Wednesday's Lotto jackpot is the second highest of all time 4 weeks ago

Wednesday's Lotto jackpot is the second highest of all time

An estimated €17 million is up for grabs.

The Lotto jackpot on Wednesday night (22 September) is rolling to an estimated €17 million, the second-highest of all time for the game.

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Since the Lotto game launched in 1988, only one jackpot in excess of €17 million has ever been won.

The current Lotto jackpot has been rolling for over three months since 9 June.

Due to the high level of interest for Wednesday's draw, the National Lottery is urging players to follow public health guidelines and avoid queues where possible when buying tickets.

It is also encouraging players to purchase their tickets early either in-store, online at www.lottery.ie or through the National Lottery App ahead of the cut-off time of 7.45pm on Wednesday evening.

“Tomorrow’s draw could prove truly life-changing for one lucky Lotto player," a National Lottery spokesperson said.

"A single winner could find themselves at number two on the list of all-time highest Lotto jackpot winners in Ireland which we know is a highly coveted title.

"Will tomorrow night’s draw mark the end of the extraordinary jackpot roll which has lasted for the majority of the summer? Only time will tell!”

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The Lotto jackpot is currently capped at €18.96 million, with this representing the record-breaking Lotto jackpot win by the Dan Morrissey syndicate in Carlow in June 2008.

Once the jackpot exceeds the cap, no more money will be added to the jackpot prize until it is won.

The funds that would normally go to the jackpot will be distributed to the next lower prize tier at which there are winners.

If the jackpot is won at an amount higher than €18.96 million, that amount will become the game’s new jackpot cap.

So far this year, there have been five Lotto jackpot wins by players in Limerick, Kilkenny, Westmeath, Cork and Galway.

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A potential jackpot winner on Wednesday night would take the title of Ireland’s newest multi-millionaire as well as become the 6th Lotto jackpot winner of 2021.