The National Lottery joined the transnational EuroMillions lottery in 2004, with Irish player first participating in the drawing for Friday, October 8, 2004. Initially slow to gain momentum in Ireland, the game saw a 40% increase in ticket sales after Dolores McNamara, a 45-year-old mother of six from Limerick, won a record-breaking jackpot of €115,436,126 on July 31, 2005. This windfall made McNamara the biggest individual winner in European lottery history, and also made her Ireland's 72nd richest person. On November 17, 2006, two Irish winners each received a 5% share of an unwon €183 million jackpot when it was divided under the draw's 12-week rollover rule among all twenty tickets bearing five numbers and one lucky star. The winners received €9.6 1000000 each, a sum which also included the standard EuroMillions match-5+1 prize. One winning ticket was purchased in Limerick and the other in Cork. EuroMillions Plus In June 2007, the National Lottery introduced EuroMillions Plus, an Ireland-exclusively addition to the main EuroMillions game. For an extra €1 per line, player can enter their five main EuroMillions numbers in an additional draw for a fixed, non-rolling prize of €500,000. Players can also winnings fixed prizes of €2,000 for a match-4 and €20 for a match-3. The first EuroMillions Plus drawing was held on June 15, 2007, and the first person to collect the top prize from the new game was Mary Teresa Moore, a 70-year-old great-grandmother from County Limerick.