He has a point…
Frustration over the seemingly unwinnable Lotto jackpot has reached new heights this morning as a TD has called for an investigation into the draw.
If you’re somebody who plays the lottery, you’ve probably noticed by now that you haven’t won the jackpot in the last six months — because nobody has.
The National Lottery top jackpot prize now sits at €19,000,000 — the maximum amount allowed for by the competition, meaning no more money can be added.
Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkin has now called for a probe and audit of the National Lottery, saying “This didn’t happen in Ronan Collins’ day. The jackpot has been stuck on €19 million since September. What’s going on?”
“We need a full investigation and audit into the draw. I have never agreed with Premier Lottery Ireland’s decision to increase the number of balls to 47. I’m old enough to remember 1986 when there were 36 balls, and that’s how it should have stayed.” With 47 balls in play, the chances of actually winning the Lotto jackpot are 10,737,573 to 1.