Friday 20 October 2017

Winners collect €86m lotto prize - but stay anonymous

Miss Ireland Jessica Hayes promoting the recent 85million EuroMillions Jackpot - speculation is rife as to who the winner is.
Miss Ireland Jessica Hayes promoting the recent 85million EuroMillions Jackpot - speculation is rife as to who the winner is.

Sam Griffin

Ireland's EuroMillions jackpot winners have claimed their €86.7 - but will be keeping their identities a secret for now.

The National Lottery confirmed the syndicate from Dublin collected their EuroMillions fortune from its offices.

It was announced after the draw last Friday that the €86.7m prize had been won in Ireland. It is the third biggest win here.

The winners said they wish to keep their win private, but speaking at National Lottery offices yesterday said: "We're on top of the world."

Speculation has been rife since last weekend's announcement that the winning ticket had been sold in the Donabate area in north county Dublin.

Staff at the Centra store in the Great Gas Junction Four, located just off the M1 Motorway, said they had heard nothing.

"There are rumours that we sold the ticket but I don't think it was us," Angela Kuzmits said.

An employee in SuperValu in Donabate said: "We would know by now if we had sold it, I think."

Irish Independent

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