Tuesday 22 August 2017

'We went absolutely wild, it’s an unbelievable feeling': Thrilled Irish family scoop over €1m on the EuroMillions

(Stock photo)
(Stock photo)

Kathy Armstrong

A delighted Irish family has said that winning over €1 million in the EuroMillions will help them to get onto the property ladder.

The Kildare punters, who have chosen to remain anonymous, admit they never thought they'd be able to buy a house before and they went "absolutely wild" after their win.

The lucky family netted a life-changing €1,005,000 in the EuroMillions Ireland Only Raffle on Friday and collected their winnings at the National Lottery's Dublin HQ today.

The dad said as he sipped on a glass of celebratory champagne: "I don’t usually like Mondays.

"I genuinely didn’t know about the €1 million raffle prize.

"When we checked our ticket on the App on Saturday morning, it just told us to contact National Lottery offices. We checked our numbers and we knew we hadn’t won the big jackpot.

"One of the kids spotted that €1million had been won locally and we didn’t dare to dream about the €1million until we confirmed it officially. We’ve been tearing our hair out all weekend!

"When we made the call to the National Lottery this morning, we went absolutely wild, it’s an unbelievable feeling."

The family scooped over €1 million in the Ireland Only raffle
The family scooped over €1 million in the Ireland Only raffle

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They bought their golden Quick Pick ticket a at the Maxol Service Station on Sallins Road in Naas, Co. Kildare on Friday.

He spoke about how the fortune will help them to invest in a family home.

He said: "We are currently renting a small apartment locally and we have been saving to buy a house but with the current house prices, we never thought we would be in a position to buy.

"We will pick up some brochures on the way home and start our search straight away."

Tuesday's EuroMillions jackpot is worth an estimated €80 million, play in store, on the app or online by 7.30pm tomorrow.

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