Someone’s life could change tonight with tonight’s €17 million lotto jackpot up for grabs.
This massive win is the second highest Lotto jackpot since the game launched in Ireland in 1988.
As Lotto players across the country eagerly await the draw, it’s worth noting the most overdue numbers that haven’t left the machine for some time.
Essentially, late numbers are those that haven’t been drawn for the longest time. The charts below show the most overdue numbers for the Irish Lotto, so you can see how many draws there have been since each number last appeared and when they were drawn.
As for the main numbers, it’s been 133 days since number 19 was drawn, while numbers 7, 33, 40, 17 and 35 haven’t left the machine for some time as well.
Elsewhere, the latest bonus ball number it has been 707 since the draw for number 21, while there was also a long wait for numbers 10, 24, 11, 19 and 42.
If there is a winner in tonight’s draw, the lucky person will become the sixth jackpot winner of 2021.
So far this year there have been five lotto jackpots won by players from Limerick, Kilkenny, Westmeath, Cork and Galway.
The last time a Lotto jackpot exceeded €17 million was in June 2008, when the Dan Morrissey syndicate of Carlow won €18,963,441, the highest amount ever won in the game.
Speaking about tonight’s draw, a spokesperson for the National Lottery said: “The anticipation of Lotto players across Ireland is certainly growing and we know many people are dreaming of winning big.
“A single winner of tonight’s estimated €17 million jackpot would officially become the second highest lotto winner ever. As we get closer to the time of the all-important draw, we expect see an increase in sales, so we encourage players to purchase their tickets. Tickets can be purchased before the 7.45pm cut-off time either in-store, on the National Lottery app or at www.lottery.ie.