Sunday 21 January 2018

Check your ticket: €15m Euromillions winning ticket purchased in Ireland

The Euromillions winner lives in Ireland.
The Euromillions winner lives in Ireland.

ONE lucky Irish Lotto player has become an overnight millionaire after winning €15m in the Euromillions.

The winning numbers were 16, 18, 26, 38 and 44. The lucky stars were 8 and 10.

There was just one winner of the prize but it is not yet known where the winning ticket was sold.

In July 2005 Limerick woman Dolores McNamara became one of Europe's richest women in an instant when she scooped the €115.4m jackpot in the Euromillions.

The biggest jackpot in European lottery history had rolled over nine times before the then 45-year-old part-time cleaner defied odds of 76-million-to-one to hit on the winning combination.

The mum of six had made the impulsive €2 ticket purchase while buying phone credit on her way to her local bar.

Within a month, sales of the Euromillions had doubled in Ireland as a result of Ms McNamara's win.

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