The lotto's 50th consecutive rollover is having a negative effect on the moral of those who play it, according to a Fine Gael TD.
The jackpot has not been won since June 9th, and is currently capped at 19 million euro.
Prior to this, the longest rollover was 22 weeks in a row.
TD Bernard Durkin says regular lotto players are starting to lose hope.
"They've been giving money to a good cause for the last six months without any possibility or indication as to why there hasn't been a winner. Now I accept that it's a game of chance and that there can be variations in the number of times that you can or can't win statistically, but a number of people have come to the conclusion whether it's right or wrong that there's no chance of winning at all."