Saturday 24 March 2018

Country’s newest millionaires claim their €86.7m winnings

The dyndicate from Dublin has collected their EuroMillions fortune
The dyndicate from Dublin has collected their EuroMillions fortune

Sam Griffin

THE country’s newest millionaires have claimed their €86.7m winnings but will be keeping their identities a secret for now.

The National Lottery has confirmed a syndicate from Dublin collected their EuroMillions fortune from its offices in Dublin city centre.

It was announced after the draw last Friday that the €86.7m prize had been won in Ireland. It is the third biggest win in the history of the National Lottery.

The winning ticket was a €6 Quick Pick however the National Lottery says it won’t be revealing details of the selling agent until a later date.

The winners have said they wish to keep their win private but speaking at National Lottery offices yesterday said: “We’re on top of the world.”

Speculation has been rife that the winning ticket had been sold in the Donabate area in north county Dublin.

This latest win brings the total amount won by EuroMillions players in Ireland to over €751 million.

This is the fourth EuroMillions jackpot win for Ireland in just over a year. Last March Staunton’s Costcutter Express in Castlebar, Co. Mayo sold a €15 million winning ticket.

In September 2013 a young man from the South East shared a jackpot of over €25.6 million with a player in Spain, taking home €12.8 million. He purchased his lucky ticket in Ardkeen Superstores, Waterford. While in June 2013 a lucky player scooped €94 million. That lucky ticket was purchased in Mace, Beaumont, Dublin 9.

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