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Irish family €500,000 richer after spending €6 scratch card winnings on Euromillions ticket

Published 01/07/2015 | 15:20

A Birr man won the prize with his aunt, uncle and two cousins
A Birr man won the prize with his aunt, uncle and two cousins

One lucky family scooped €500,000 in the Euromillions after they spent the winnings of a scratchcard on a ticket.

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A Birr man, who won the prize with his aunt, uncle and two cousins explained that the group decided to use their scratch card winnings on a Euromillions ticket because it was too little to divide up between them.

“We won a Scratch Card on the Lotto two weeks ago. And on that we won €6. It was too little to divide up between the five of us, so I said, ‘let’s get a ticket for the EuroMillions’,” said one of the happy group, a Birr man, who won the prize with his aunt, uncle and two cousins. 

“We bought a €6 Quick Pick on Friday 19 June for that night’s draw.  It was the first time we ever played EuroMillions.  We couldn’t believe it when we won the top prize in the Plus draw!” he smiled. They bought their lucky ticket in Applegreen Brosna Service Station, Railway Road, in Birr, Co. Offaly.

One of the group’s relations exclaimed: “They’ve been going around like headless chickens ever since they found out!”

The lucky family, who wish to remain anonymous, said they will split their prize equally, each taking home a nice even €100,000 each. 

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