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€17m win for Irish player in Euromillions

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A lucky Irish punter has scooped €17m on the midweek EuroMillions.

The National Lottery said there was only one winner of the jackpot, matching all five numbers and two lucky stars. There has been no indication as to where exactly in the country the ticket has been sold.

The winning numbers in last night's draw were 24, 26, 32, 43 and 46 with the lucky stars 6 and 10. A National Lottery spokesman said they will not be revealing the location where the ticket was sold for a couple of days.

"It's €17m - we won't unfortunately have that in the bank account, so we'll have to wait until all of the participating countries in the EuroMillions start to transfer the money over to us in the next couple of days," the spokesman said.

"We will have that in our bank account at the end of the week or early next week to give to the winner.

"Obviously, if the winner contacts us before then, we will be asking them to go and get some legal and financial advice and to maybe take some time out before they claim their prize.

"It gives them a day or two before we announce the store where the winning ticket was bought, and it will probably be next week by the time they submit their claim for checking and verification.

"It gets us so excited. There will be a huge buzz around."

Last February, the Naul family syndicate won €175.4m with a ticket sold in their local Reilly's Daybreak shop in north Dublin.

Irish Independent