Wednesday 21 February 2018

€23m Euro prize ticket sold here

A ticket holder in Ireland has won the jackpot
A ticket holder in Ireland has won the jackpot
Allison Bray

Allison Bray

The hunt is on for Ireland's latest multi-millionaire after a ticket sold here won last night's €23m EuroMillions jackpot.

The winner or winners will pick up the entire jackpot worth €23,845,060.

The winning numbers drawn in Paris last night were: 2, 11, 13, 40, 50 and Lucky Stars 1 and 10.

It's not known where the winning ticket was sold and officials from the National Lottery said it could be next week before they will release any details.

But judging by the speed in which word leaked out when Ireland's only previous EuroMillions winner Dolores McNamara scooped €115m in July 2005, Champagne corks could be popping way before then.

Ms McNamara, a former cleaner and mother of six from Garryowen, Limerick, had tongues wagging immediately after she found out she won the lottery's biggest ever draw to date while having a few drinks with pals at her local, the Track Bar in Limerick.

She is now among the top 100 richest people in Ireland after she won the massive prize, prompting journalists to camp outside the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin for three days before she came forward to collect her winnings.

Despite her massive fortune, she said at the time that she was "absolutely determined that her feet and the feet of her family will remain firmly on the ground", and she has kept her word.

Ireland's latest EuroMillions prize winner will now claim the compeition's fourth biggest jackpot to date.

Irish Independent

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