'I heard a roar from him and thought he was watching the football. Then he said ‘I’ve won the EuroMillions’!'
Dublin man and Clare family collect their separate winnings
Published 10/07/2014 | 15:48
A delighted family from Clare celebrated today as they collected their €4.4m lottery jackpot.
The family, who do not wish their win to be a public one, said they were "shocked and stunned" when they realised they had won this big jackpot.
Their €4 Quick Pick ticket was bought in the Post Office in Sixmilebridge, Ennis, Co. Clare on Friday 4 July 2014.
Meanwhile, a very happy South Dublin man collected a cheque for €385,460. H
e won the prize in last Friday’s EuroMillions draw when he matched five numbers and a Lucky Star. He was one number away from winning the €42 million jackpot, but was ecstatic with his win.
The winner, who also wishes to remain anonymous, said: “Each Friday I go down to Liffey Valley Shopping Centre with the kids and I’ll buy a EuroMillions ticket."
"I’ll check if the ticket has won anything on the following Friday but for some reason, I checked it the next day when I was picking my daughter up from College."
"The scanner said contact the National Lottery and I thought I must have won at least €250!” he said as he toasted his win with a glass of champagne today.
He bought his €4 Quick Pick ticket in Tuthills in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Quarryvale, Dublin 22.
“I got back home and checked the Lottery website and I just couldn’t believe it!”
His wife said, “I heard a roar from him and thought he was watching the football. Then he said, ‘I’ve won the EuroMillions’!”
The lucky man plans to pay off the mortgage and upgrade his car.