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€15m Euromillions ticket sold in Mayo

Published 14/04/2014 | 09:58

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Staunton's Costcutter in Castlebar
A Euromillions winner has outlined his first spending priority - paying his bills
The Euromillions winner wishes to remain anonymous

A €15m winning EuroMillions lotto ticket was sold in Castlebar, Co Mayo, it has been revealed.

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Staunton's Costcutter in Castlebar was the shop which sold the lucky ticket.

The winning ticket was for the draw on Tuesday 1 April - and luckily it turned out not be an April Fools prank.

The family who won the €15m jackpot collected their winnings at the National Lottery offices in Dublin last week.

The winners, who are family members, said they did not wish their identity to be known.

They said they were "both delighted and dumbstruck" at having won such a large sum of money.

"We have been playing EuroMillions for a number of years now and have won small prizes, but this win is definitely life-changing," one of the winners told the National Lottery.

"Since we realised we are the winners, we've been coming to terms with the news, but it's almost overwhelming.

"We haven't made any definite plans as yet. One thing is certain: We intend to make sure that our family's financial future is secured."

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