Ferraris, wardrobes and Daniel O'Donnell: What Irish people would spend their lottery winnings on
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Ferraris, wardrobes and Daniel O'Donnell: What Irish people would spend their lottery winnings on

THE National Lottery in Ireland have revealed what Irish people would do with their winnings if they won big in the lotto. 

To date this year 23 National Lottery players have won over €108million in prizes across all National Lottery games.

The biggest prize pay-out was the €88.5million EuroMillions Jackpot won by a Dublin work syndicate, with the largest Lotto jackpot win was at €12.8million.

The survey, released by the Irish National lottery, have broken down what past winners said they would do with their windfall.

One third of winners said they would hire country musician Garth Brooks to perform at their celebration party, while one in five would pick Daniel O'Donnell.

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While 40 per cent of winners said they'd buy a new house, one in three said they would buy a new car, with most choosing a Ferrari over a Mercedes.

After houses, cars and Daniel O'Donnell, 35 per cent of winners said they'd indulge in a walk-in wardrobe if they stayed in their home, ahead of a hot tub and electric gates.

Out of the 2016 winners surveyed, seven in 10 were male, over the age of 45.

While just over half said they enjoyed the financial security of the win, only five per cent said they would give up work.

The findings of the survey were released ahead of this Saturday’s €7million Lotto jackpot and commenting on the results, Chief Executive of the National Lottery Dermot Griffin said: "For National Lottery players, a visit to the National Lottery Winners’ Room is a life-changing event.

"Everybody dreams of winning that big jackpot so when it finally does happens, they already know exactly how they will spend their new found fortune.

"With the Lotto jackpot set to reach an estimated €7million this weekend, I look forward to welcoming many more winners in the near future.”

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