Dublin is 9/4 favourite to be named as the county that produced the country’s tenth EuroMillions jackpot-winning entry, ahead of Cork at 7/1. Players from the capital have enjoyed the most Lotto luck since the National Lottery was created, making it the obvious front runner at this stage. Wexford is the third favourite county at 10/1, followed by Westmeath (12/1) and Cavan (14/1).
The last EuroMillions winners from Eire were a group of Dublin bus drivers, however they played their numbers at O’Hanlon’s Spar Shop in Portarlington, Co Laois. Another win from the Midlands county is a 25/1 shot.
For those who are looking for a less-specific bet, you can stake on the province in which the brand new millionaire made their fortuitous purchase. Leinster, home to Dublin and Laois, is the favourite at 1/2, followed by Munster at 5/2, Connacht at 13/2 and Ulster at 9/1.
Usually, the store at which a winning EuroMillions or Irish Lotto ticket was purchased is announced straight away, but the Irish Lottery are much more coy when it comes to gigantic wins such as last night’s. Holding off from announcing any details helps to protect the anonymity of the player as they deal with a life-changing win.
The lucky punter has 90 days to present their slip to officials in Dublin, although the announcement of the location of their purchase may come sooner. You might not boost your bank account with an eight-figure sum like the ticket holder has done, but a flutter on the location of sale with Boylesports might allow you to live the champagne lifestyle for a night, at least!