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Irish winner of €17m Euromillions jackpot


Lotto jackpot. Stock Image

Lotto jackpot. Stock Image

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Lotto jackpot. Stock Image

A lucky Irish punter has scooped a massive €17m in the Euromillions.

The National Lottery say there was only one winner of the jackpot, matching all five numbers and two lucky stars and the ticket was sold in the Republic of Ireland.

There has been no indication as to where in the country the ticket has been sold.

The numbers are 24, 26, 32, 43 and 46 with the lucky stars 6 and 10.

A National Lottery spokesman said they won't be revealing the location the ticket was sold for a couple of days.

"€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," he 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 them, 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 and it will probably be next week by the time they claim.

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

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