Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Irish punter is €39m better off after ticket scoops EuroMillions

Carlow luckier in Lotto as locals asked to check tickets for €39m jackpot Priest wins €500000 on Euromillions and vows to share it with the poor
Nellie Chapman | 31 December, 2017, 15:50

THE hunt for Ireland's newest multi-millionaire continues as Lotto bosses reveal they wouldn't release the location of where Friday's €39 million EuroMillions winning ticket was sold in Ireland just yet.

Another record was broken in 2017 when 31 players won the €500,000 EuroMillions Plus top prize, beating the previous best of 27 winners in 2009.

There is one victor of the €39m Euromillions jackpot. and they're in Ireland. While it was not yet clear where the ticket was sold in the country, players have been urged to check their tickets.

The group remained anonymous but a spokesperson for the group said at the time they picked up their cheque.: "We are absolutely delighted".

" At this stage we don't know if it's a single victor or a syndicate", he said.

If no one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK. This is a valuable piece of paper. The winning ticket was sold at the Applegreen Service Station on the M1 Northbound in Lusk, Co Dublin.

He won £15,000 Irish pounds on the old Irish sweepstakes (which was replaced by the national lottery 30 years ago) and he won $3,000 and $5,000 over the years in lotteries in the US.

And in July a lucky West of Ireland syndicate scooped nearly €29 million on a ticket sold in the Garryduff XL Store, Castlebar, co. Her massive €115 million win back in 2005 made her the first of many record-breaking EuroMillions winners.

And a €250,000 Lotto Plus 2 Prize, sold at the SuperValu Store on Railway Road in Kenmare, Co.