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Donegal is second luckiest county in Ireland 30.07.18

WHEN it comes to Lotto wins Donegal has been the second luckiest county over the last 30 years.
The National Lottery today unveiled Ireland’s Luckiest Lotto counties calculating the number of jackpot winners since the game launched in 1988 against 2016 Census population records.
The “Luckiest Lotto Counties” data shows that Co. Louth, known as “the Wee County”, boasts the most Lotto millionaires per head of population since Lotto launched three decades ago, with an incredible 76 lucky Lotto jackpot winners who have won in excess of €89 million between them; that’s 5.9 Lotto jackpot winners for every 10,000 people!
Coming a close second place is Co. Donegal, which has clocked up 90 Lotto jackpot winners in 30 years, sharing over €116 million in prizes. Based on the Census 2016 population figures, that’s 5.65 Lotto jackpot winners for every 10,000 people in the county.
Luckiest Lotto Counties
Speaking on the release of the “Luckiest Lotto Counties” survey National Lottery CEO, Dermot Griffin said: “One of the most frequent questions we are asked is what is Ireland’s luckiest Lotto county. There has always been friendly competition amongst our players all over the country to claim this title, so we are delighted to confirm that using the 2016 Census population figures, Co. Louth is Ireland’s luckiest spot.”
“While Lotto players in Louth and Donegal have enjoyed most success in the Lotto game per head of population, these findings do not have any bearing on who may be a future Lotto winner!” he added.
According to the National Lottery’s findings, players in Co. Laois have been the unluckiest county in Ireland with 1.53 Lotto winners per 10,000 inhabitants.

Ireland’s Luckiest Lotto Counties
Lucky Ranking County Population Lotto Jackpot Wins Lotto Jackpot Wins per 10,000
1 Louth 128,884 76 5.90
2 Donegal 159,192 90 5.65
3 Mayo 130,507 58 4.44
4 Dublin 1,347,359 572 4.25
5 Carlow 56,932 22 3.86
6 Wicklow 142,425 54 3.79
7 Cavan 76,176 28 3.68
8 Westmeath 88,770 32 3.60
9 Monaghan 61,386 22 3.58
10 Galway 258,058 92 3.57
11 Sligo 65,535 23 3.51
12 Waterford 116,176 40 3.44
13 Clare 118,817 40 3.37
14 Tipperary 159,553 51 3.20
15 Cork 542,868 173 3.19
16 Longford 40,873 13 3.18
17 Kildare 222,504 69 3.10
18 Wexford 149,722 46 3.07
19 Limerick 194,899 59 3.03
20 Roscommon 64,544 19 2.94
21 Leitrim 32,044 9 2.81
22 Meath 195,044 54 2.77
23 Kerry 147,707 37 2.50
24 Offaly 77,961 19 2.44
25 Kilkenny 99,232 24 2.42
26 Laois 84,697 13 1.53
* Statistics based on Lotto jackpot wins from 8th October 1988 – 3rd May 2018.
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