After a week or two of getting used to a massive lottery jackpot amount on EuroMillions it is back to the weekly grind of watching the total start to climb again. Last weeks massive £157 million jackpot gave way to a Friday draw for the absolute minimum after the lottery jackpot was won on the Tuesday draw.
The lottery jackpot is worth a little over £12,8 million today, and as usual that does exclude the Millionaire Raffle. At least if there is an Irish EuroMillions winner for this amount the Irish Lottery might be able to pay out. We jest about this fact but in all seriousness it did make us a little nervous to hear the news re the fact that the Irish Lottery did not have the funds to make a payout to the winner last week.
The lucky Irish Lottery player managed to win €94,000,000 which was half of the jackpot amount in Euros. The news that the winner had contacted Irish Lottery officials and was told to come back the following week after all of the participating countries had paid over their share was greeted with a bit of a hilarious nervousness here.
What followed in the article from a prominent Irish newspaper made us even more nervous. The winner was advised not to keep the winning funds in an Irish Bank due to the fears of the bank going under. I am guessing that this is why it always pays to get sound financial advice when winning a lottery of this size.
So here is hoping that today’s lottery is yet another rollover and that we get to play for a bigger one on Tuesday. Go to the EuroMillion Lottery home page to purchase tickets for the lottery draw today.