07 Oct 2022

Revealed: Luckiest town in Carlow to buy your Lotto ticket

New figures by the National Lotto going back 30 years

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Where will you be buying your Lotto ticket now?

The luckiest town to buy your Lotto ticket has been revealed after an analysis by Carlow Live of prize money won across the county over three decades.

Since the National Lotto game began in 1988, Carlow has had 22 National Lottery jackpot wins totalling over €43 million. 

A total of 59 prizes over €20,000 were won overall in Carlow. 

The biggest win came in 2016 when over €66m was won in the Euromillions and the ticket was sold in Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Carlow. 

Over €18m was won in the National Lottery after a winning ticket was sold on the Staplestown Road in Carlow back in 2008.

Borris had a big win in 2011 when a jackpot of €4.4m was won after a ticket was sold in the town while almost €1m was won in Bagenalstown in 1991.

National Lottery HQ was asked for all Lotto wins in the county over €20,000 and the figures provided revealed that there have been 59 wins thus far.

Now, for the first time, Carlow Live can reveal the luckiest towns in Carlow to buy your Lotto tickets and the town with the most wins will come as no surprise. 

Carlow Town is the county's luckiest town for Lotto wins with 32 wins since 1988. Bagenalstown is the second luckiest town with 10 wins while Tullow and Ballon are tied in third with five wins each. 

Hacketstown has had three winners over the years while Rathvilly and Borris are battling it out for Carlow's least luckiest towns with two wins apiece. 

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