Tuesday 23 May 2017

Woman plans to buy her first home after €500,000 Lotto win: 'It will totally change my life'

An Irish store has sold its second winning EuroMillions tickets in eight months
An Irish store has sold its second winning EuroMillions tickets in eight months

Kathy Armstrong

A delighted woman said she plans to splash out on her first home after scooping an incredible €500,000 in the EuroMillions.

The Tipperary woman, who has decided to remain anonymous, had a very good start to the Bank Holiday weekend when she collected her winnings at the National Lottery's Dublin headquarters today.

The lucky punter said she has been working in the same factory for 26 years and is excited she'll now be able to get on the property ladder.

She was accompanied by her son and said she going to celebrate by going away with her partner this weekend and will then start to tell her close family and friends over the next few weeks.

She said: "Unbelievable! Just unbelievable!!! It will totally change my life.

"I checked my ticket on the App on Wednesday and I got a chill right down my spine. I didn’t know who to tell."

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She won the EuroMillions Plus top prize on Tuesday after she bought her Quick Pick ticket at Mathew Keane's shop on Main St, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.

She said: "I’ve been a regular player of Lotto, EuroMillions and Telly Bingo for years.

"I even bought my ticket for Friday night’s EuroMillions draw on the way up here in the car."

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Another thrilled winner was a Meath man who matched  five numbers and the bonus in last night's midweek Lotto draw and netted €55,750.

He said his winning formula is that he always plays his family members' birthdays.

Tonight's EuroMillions jackpot is a guaranteed  €17 million.

Get your ticket in store, on the National Lottery App or online by 7.30pm.

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