2010: A year in review

It’s a numbers game. Here’s a handy at-a-glance reference for some of the key numbers associated with the National Lottery during 2010. It all adds up to another great year for our many National Lottery winners and our beneficiaries all over Ireland.

€772 million
€772 million - total National Lottery sales in 2010.

€243.7 million
€243.7 million was raised through the sale of National Lottery games to fund good causes countrywide in 2010 which brings the total amount of funding raised to over €3.6 billion since 1987.

€1 million
€1 million – the average amount paid out every day in prizes by the National Lottery throughout 2010.
23 lucky winners became new Lotto millionaires in 2010.

21 EuroMillions players in Ireland were just one Lucky Star number away from scooping an eight figure jackpot.
2.2 million
2.2 million players shared winnings of €419.9 million across our exciting portfolio of 12 different game categories in 2010.
240 players appeared on The Winning Streak TV Gameshow during the year and shared prizes to the value of €9.9 million including 77 holidays and 43 cars.
25 winners won the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €350,000 and 25 winners won the Lotto Plus 2 top prize of €250,000 during 2010.
€16,717,717 was the biggest Lotto jackpot won in 2010. A lucky Lotto player in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford scooped the prize.
39 Big Money Game players and their guests travelled to New York for a holiday of a lifetime in 2010.
44 TellyBingo players won the Snowball prize in 2010. A player from Passage West, Cork won the year’s biggest individual Snowball prize of €65,000.

897 National Lottery players won prizes over €10,000 during 2010.

€5,513,556 – the amount of the first ever Lotto jackpot won by a National Lottery Play Online player.