National Lottery reveals Ireland’s luckiest counties for top tier scratch card wins

Westmeath the luckiest county in the midlands

The National Lottery has compiled a list of Ireland’s luckiest counties when it comes to winning the top prize when playing scratch cards.

Since 2015, a total of 402 winners have won top tier prizes, which are the maximum cash prizes on a given scratch card game, worth a total of €22,565,000, when playing National Lottery scratch card games.

The luckiest county in the midlands is Westmeath, where 14 players have claimed a total of €650,000.

Dublin is the luckiest county with 102 players claiming top prizes worth over €5.3 million in winnings.

Scratch card players in Tipperary came out in second place with €1,695,000 in top prizes shared among 20 winners.

Cork came third with €1,580,000 won by 39 individual players while Wexford and Kildare round off the top five with total top prize scratch card wins of €1,415,000 and €1,385,000 respectively.

The full county by county stats is below.

New Scratch Card Game Launched

Ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16, the National Lottery has launched a new €5 scratch card game, ‘Golden 4’s & Silver 5’s’ which contains four top prizes of €45,000 with a total prize fund of over €4 million.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “Scratch cards remain one of the most popular pastimes for our players and these statistics show why.

“Whether you are looking for an ideal last minute gift or looking for that extra gift to pop into his card, scratch cards make the ideal gift for your dad this Father’s Day.

“There are so many great cash prizes to win on the full suite of 21 National Lottery scratch card games. Not only could you change his life but, with a big cash win, you could also become his favourite child!”

Ireland’s Luckiest scratch card counties since 2015

List shows county, followed by the number of top prize scratch card wins; and the total in top tier prizes won

Dublin 102 €5,365,000

Tipperary 19 €1,645,000

Cork 38 €1,555,000

Wexford 18 €1,385,000

Kildare 17 €1,385,000

Limerick 20 €1,160,000

Donegal 14 €945,000

Mayo 14 €930,000

Roscommon 6 €845,000

Meath 16 €755,000

Galway 14 €750,000

Westmeath 14 €650,000

Clare 14 €635,000

Louth 16 €605,000

Kilkenny 9 €575,000

Sligo 8 €510,000

Monaghan 8 €495,000

Kerry 7 €400,000

Offaly 7 €430,000

Waterford 7 €310,000

Carlow 8 €290,000

Cavan 6 €220,000

Laois 8 €270,000

Wicklow 7 €260,000

Leitrim 4 €145,000

Longford 1 €50,000

Total 402 €22,565,000

*Based on National Lottery scratch card claims data from January 1, 2015 to May 31, 2019.

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