'People who never buy one are thinking we should be checking our lottery tickets' - Irish Twitter is going Euromillions mad
The winning Euromillions ticket was bought in Ireland, prompting a wave of excitement equalled only by the abject disappointment felt by the rest of us now that that person has contacted the National Lottery.
Unlike the rest of us, the winner is, according a National Lottery spokesperson, "surprisingly calm and very together" despite winning a whopping €175m.
Rumours abound about where the lucky winner is from, but the location of the shop where that ticket was bought has yet to be confirmed.
Not even the mighty Sean O'Rourke on RTE Radio 1 could get so much as a hint about the winner and their whereabouts from the aforementioned spokesperson.
So, Irish Twitter is going nuts with speculation about where the ticket was sold (everywhere), colleagues airing suspicions about anyone pulling sickies (or simply enjoying a random Wednesday off), and fantasies about how we'd spend the cash.
And, of course, there are the requisite jokes about the cost of the National Children's Hospital and the price of a house in Dublin...
Breaking: Irish Euromillions winner manages to put together enough money to put a deposit on a house in Dublin. #EuroMillions— John O Connor (@johnoconnor1355) February 19, 2019
Anyone else nearly puke when they hear the #Euromillions was won in Ireland? And then convince themselves that they’ve won and become too afraid to check their ticket? Asking for a friend pic.twitter.com/NfLRg8rEJM— Billy Passmore (@billypassmore) February 19, 2019
If you stay really quiet, you can hear all the people in Ireland who didn’t buy a #Euromillions ticket, asking their relations if they bought one— Jen Hatton (@Jen__Hatton) February 20, 2019
To quote Orville Richard Burrell, better know as Shaggy, "It Wasn't Me" #EuroMillions— Ian Cooney (@cooney_ian) February 20, 2019
Okay I’m never missing the #Euromillions again! I’ll still never win..— Padraig OBrien☀️⛈🏳️🌈 (@padnandos1) February 20, 2019
Some rumors doing the rounds bout that lotto ticket it’s been sold in every shop in Ireland 😂 #EuroMillions— Emma L (@emmal313) February 20, 2019
Mood: holding off on getting ready for work until everybody in the family WhatsApp group confirms they didn't buy THAT #EuroMillions ticket— Mary Conroy (@QuietContrary) February 20, 2019
Brb, disowning all my Irish family for not being the winners of the #EuroMillions— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec) February 20, 2019
Speaking of, the winner(s) BETTER not be one of those crazy people who say, 'Oh I'd still like to keep my job etc even if I won the Lottery. You'd get bored wouldn't you?'