Thursday 8 December 2016

'Few will ever get to be in your shoes' - What the National Lottery's help booklet will tell the Euromillions winner

John Brennan

Published 02/02/2016 | 12:30

The National Lottery confirmed it had been contacted by the winner and offered them preliminary advice. (Stock image)
The National Lottery confirmed it had been contacted by the winner and offered them preliminary advice. (Stock image)

The guide given to winners of the Euromillions by the National Lottery says that “money isn’t everything. Your friends and family are probably just as important to your future happiness.”

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The 40 page booklet contains everything from top tips on how to handle the media and to testimonies of previous winners.

“Take a bit of time to decide how you want your money to change your life for the better,” the booklet advises.

Page four reads that "money isn't everything".

They advise that planning is key to sustaining a lifestyle and that people should "spread out" their spending.

A good investment advisor is recommended to the winners to help them find investments that ‘fit well’ with their long term plans and figure out whether the winners are comfortable taking some risks.

This comes as mystery still surrounds the winner of the weekend's €66m jackpot.

National Lottery Chief Executive Dermot Griffin spoke on RTE Radio One's Morning Ireland this morning saying, "One person rang the centre.

"Naturally when you become a multimillionaire it takes a bit of getting use to, but we're there to help them and we'll be in contact with them over the next few days.

"We will give them a bit of time and advice," he said.

Adding, “When they come in we have a booklet that we give to all the big winners, we also have a video which Craig Doyle shot on our behalf giving them some tax advice and some professional assistance."

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