6 Islands you could buy if you win tonight’s Euromillions

Forget a designer watch, super sports car, lavish mansion or trendy yacht. If a lucky Irish winner scoops Friday’s (May 26th) mega €130 million EuroMillions Jackpot, they can truly live the dream and go shopping for their very own exotic island!

With sales for Friday’s bank-busting EuroMillions Jackpot brisk all over the country, the National Lottery today whetted the imaginations of potential Irish winners with a teaser list of dreamy islands currently for sale around the world.

6 Islands you could buy if you win tonight's Euromillions A National Lottery spokesperson said: “Owning your own island is the equivalent of being master of your own castle, but in much hotter and more beautiful places! This is the biggest EuroMillions Jackpot of the year and the sky is the limit for an Irish winner if they strike lucky.”

“The current spell of good weather is helping the feel-good factor and we are expecting a big rush on sales on Friday. So we are advising players to buy their tickets early in store, or play atwww.lottery.ie or through the National Lottery App.”

Should a player in Ireland be lucky enough to scoop the life-changing €130 million EuroMillions jackpot, they will become the biggest ever Irish EuroMillions winner, entering the Irish Rich List at no 119. There have been 10 Irish EuroMillions winners to date. (See below).

Here is a selection of some dreamy islands currently on the market around the world which an Irish EuroMillions winner may consider buying. They can take their pick from an Island hideaway off the West Coast of Ireland, or an Amazon resort retreat in Brazil

 

  1. Mermaid Isle, Co. Kerry (€2.5 million)

Priced at €2.5 million, Mermaid Isle is perfectly suited for a EuroMillions Jackpot winner who likes the home comforts of Ireland. Situated off the coast of Kerry, the island includes two properties with two outdoor hot tubs.

 

  1. Kadamo Island, Fiji, South Pacific (€11 million)

For a cool €11 million you could pick up this small island tucked between the Mamanuca and Yasawa Island chains. It features three white sand beaches and is ripe for development.

 

  1. Big Darby Island, The Bahamas (€35.8 million)

This 554-acre Island – a snip at €35.8 million – is surrounded by the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean, and is lined with beautiful white sandy beaches. Oh and you get to be neighbours with the likes of David Copperfield, Tim McGraw and Johnny Depp!

 

  1. Dulichium Island, Greece (€40 million)

This is the largest private island currently for sale in Greece with a price of €40 million. It is surrounded by the beautiful deep blue/green waters of the Ionian Sea. With 1,335 acres of land and about 4,000 olive trees it can be transformed into a dream hideaway.

 

  1. Pumpkin Key, Florida

This extraordinary private island totalling 26 acres in the tropics of Card Sound Bay in the Florida Keys is a EuroMillions steal at €85 million! It is just 10 minutes by helicopter to Miami’s infamous South Beach, and 10 minutes by boat to shore home with a private club in Key Largo, Florida and an airstrip for your private jet

 

  1. Amazon Resort Island, Brazil (€100 Million)

You can spend a good chunk of your EuroMillions winnings on this €100 million island in Brazil – and still have change left!  Based off Mamori Lake Amazon Resort Island has accommodation on site and weather conditions makes wildlife unique.
National Lottery CEO, Dermot Griffin, said today: “There is nothing we would like more than to have an Irish EuroMillions winner on Friday to add to the feel good factor created by the sunny weather. This is the highest EuroMillions Jackpot so far this year and if there is an Irish winner that will bring to over €1 billion the amount of Irish EuroMillions winners since it started in 2004.”

He also reminded the public that playing National Lottery funds good causes across Ireland. To date the National Lottery has raised over €4.9 billion for good causes supporting communities, projects and individuals in the areas of Youth, Sports, Recreation, Amenities, Health, Welfare, Arts, Culture, National Heritage and the Irish Language.

Play early in-store, in App or online by 7.30pm on Friday evening (May 26th) to ensure you’re in with a chance of winning this fantastic jackpot.

 Irish Specific EuroMillions Statistics:

  • On average over 100,000 EuroMillions players in Ireland win cash prizes each week
  • Ireland’s biggest jackpot winner, Dolores McNamara from Limerick, won over €115 million in July 2005
  • The biggest online winner claimed €632,452 on a Match 5 plus 1 Lucky Star in September 2010
  • The average EuroMillions top tier prize is €39.2m
  • The new Ireland only raffle will create over 1,000 Ireland only winners of a guaranteed €5,000 a year


To date there have been nine EuroMillions jackpot winners in Ireland. In chronological order, they are:

 

  1. Ireland’s biggest jackpot winner, Dolores McNamara from Limerick, won over €115 million in July 2005.
  2. In June 2009 a family syndicate shared the jackpot with a British winner, taking home over€29.4 million.
  3. In July 2008 a player in Ireland won a €15 million jackpot. The lucky ticket was bought in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary.
  4. On 25 June 2013, a winning ticket sold in Ireland shared the jackpot with a Belgian winner.  The prize, worth over €93 million was sold in Beaumont, Dublin 9.
  5. In September 2013, a young man from the South East shared a jackpot of over €25 million with a player in Spain, taking home over €12.8 million.
  6. A jackpot prize worth €15 million was won on 1 April 2014. The ticket was sold in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
  7. An €86.7 million jackpot was won on Friday 19 September 2014 by a syndicate from Dublin. The ticket was sold in Centra, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin.
  8. On 26 January 2016, a syndicate of friends won over €66 million.  The jackpot on that date was €132,376,632 and there were two winning tickets – one in France and one in Ireland. The ticket was sold in Eason’s store, Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Carlow.
  9. On 1 July 2016, 22 Dublin work colleagues won the €23.8 million The ticket was sold in O’Hanlon’s Portarlington.

 

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